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Healthy Eating & Physical Activity – Addressing Inequities in Urban Environments

This US-based report summarizes a two-day convening of community advocates and academics to discuss strategies to improve the nutrition and activity environment to increase health equity.

Among the three sections, the report: 1) describes the underlying context for improving opportunities for healthy eating and physical activity in socially and economically disadvantaged neighborhoods; 2) Presents a range of strategies to improve access to physical activity options and healthy food and provides further detail for six priority strategies, describing the policies that support each strategy; and 3) Describes the elements and the process required to make sustainable improvements to a neighborhood’s food and physical activity environment.

Resource Information


May 1, 2007


Prevention Institute




Cafeteria/Canteen, Children's Service/Child Care, Community Garden, Community Kitchen, Community-at-large, Farmers Market, Food Bank, Grocery/Retail, Home, Long-term Care, Mobile Vending, Primary Care, Recreation Centre, Restaurant/Food Service Premise, School, Workplace


Prenatal, Infant, Toddler (1-3), Children (4-11), Youth (12-17), Adults (18-64), Older Adults (65 and over)


Health Equity


Local/Municipal/Regional, Provincial, National, International


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