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MCAH Webinar: Healthy Food on Government Property
9/6/2012 3:00 PM 3:30 PM
Establishing nutrition guidelines for food served on government property or through government programs is emerging as a promising, low-cost public health strategy. State and local government nutrition guidelines can positively affect the eating habits of government agency workers and visitors, help shape social norms, and influence how food companies market and formulate their products. Public agencies can be a model for healthy eating, reinforcing other agency-sponsored obesity-prevention efforts while showing that healthy food tastes good and generates revenue. This webinar will discuss food procurement policies; describe how states and localities are addressing challenges and promoting acceptance of healthier food guidelines; provide tips for working with blind vendors; and identify available resources for pursuing healthier food for public agencies.