This article reviews environmental and policy intervention approaches to cardiovascular disease prevention through nutrition and recommends opportunities for state and local health departments to initiate and participate in environmental and nutrition policy initiatives.
By addressing these complementary aims, the authors hope to stimulate further efforts to achieve progress in nutrition promotion among state and local health-related organizations.
Key categories of opportunity to develop new or expanded nutrition policies and environmental strategies include economic incentives, food assistance and feeding programs, regulations for institutional food service operations, and nutrition services in health care.
Environmental strategies to reduce barriers to following dietary guidelines, such as point-of-choice programs and school nutrition programs, should be tailored for local communities and widely disseminated.
In addition, current federal policy efforts, notably nutrition labeling rules, will provide a valuable focal point for state and local advocacy, education, and monitoring.
Mots-clés Pascal : Politique sanitaire, Prévention, Appareil circulatoire pathologie, Homme, Nutrition, Californie, Education nutritionnelle, Promotion santé, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Health policy, Prevention, Cardiovascular disease, Human, Nutrition, California, Nutrition education, Health promotion, United States, North America, America
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 95-0589949
Code Inist : 002B30A03A. Création : 01/03/1996.