Food & Beverages
Tools for Food & Beverages
A healthy diet is key to maintaining good health. But many low-income children and families—those at greatest risk for preventable diseases like diabetes and heart disease—don’t have access to healthy foods and beverages in their neighborhoods. We work on a variety of policy strategies that make it easier for everyone to access healthy foods and beverages at home, at work, at school, and in stores.
Sugary Drinks Playbook
Sugary Drinks Playbook: Changemakers often ask, “Where do we start?” The Sugary Drink Strategy Playbook assists communities that are just getting started, as well as those that have already proposed or implemented strategies to reduce sugary drink consumption. This playbook is meant to help generate ideas for a sugary drink reduction strategy and outline some important considerations along the path forward. While no single strategy is likely to correct sugary drink inequities or radically boost community health, a collection of strategies—such as those listed in the playbook—can work together to move the dial.
Homegrown: Implementing State & Local Preferences for Food Procurement
Homegrown: Implementing State & Local Preferences for Food Procurement provides an overview of the factors affecting whether a state or local agency may procure locally produced food and agricultural products. The process by which government agencies purchase these foods can not only improve American diets but also benefit local food systems -- the networks integrating food production, processing, distribution, consumption, and waste management. Improving local food systems can bring jobs and income to an area, and research suggests that local food systems can give residents access to fresher, more nutritious produce.
Closing the Water Quality Gap
Closing the Water Quality Gap: ChangeLab Solutions developed this fact sheet for state and local health department staff who want to understand how state and local policy can be used, in addition to outreach and education, to ensure access to safe drinking water for people who use private wells.