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Strategies to prevent obesity and other chronic diseases : the CDC guide to strategies to increase the consumption of fruits and vegetables
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    CDC guide to strategies to increase the consumption of fruits and vegetables
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    Using this guide -- Introduction to fruits and vegetables -- Strategy 1. Promote food policy councils as a way to improve the food environment at state and local levels -- Strategy 2. Improve access to retail stores that sell high-quality fruits and vegetables or increase the availability of high-quality fruits and vegetables at retail stores in underserved communities -- Strategy 3. Start or expand farm-to-institution programs in schools, hospitals, workplaces, and other institutions. -- Strategy 4. Start or expand farmers’ markets in all settings -- Strategy 5. Start or expand community supported agriculture programs in all settings. -- Strategy 6. Ensure access to fruits and vegetables in workplace cafeterias and other food service venues -- Strategy 7. Ensure access to fruits and vegetables at workplace meetings and events -- Strategy 8. Support and promote community and home gardens -- Strategy 9. Establish policies to incorporate fruit and vegetable activities into schools as a way to increase consumption -- Strategy 10. Include fruits and vegetables in emergency food programs – References.

    This document provides guidance for program managers, policy makers, and others on how to select strategies to increase the consumption of fruits and vegetables. It offers the most relevant information on each type of strategy.

    The 10 strategies described in this guide focus on policy and environmental changes that are designed to increase access to and improve the availability of fruits and vegetables, with the expectation that these changes will lead to increased consumption. Strategies were selected on the best available evidence, as well as the knowledge and expertise of the authors and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) partners.

    Suggested citation: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Strategies to Prevent Obesity and Other Chronic Diseases: The CDC Guide to Strategies to Increase the Consumption of Fruits and Vegetables. Atlanta: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services; 2011.

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