Work to eliminate food deserts.
Expand local garden projects, small farms, farmers’ markets and gleaning programs.
Increase participation in nutrition assistance programs.
Use evidence-based nutrition education programs.
Educate health care professionals and cross-functional hospital teams in nutrition education and about access to healthy food.
Expand current public policies to assure inclusion of healthy foods, such as increasing state food-purchasing program to include fresh fruits and vegetables for distribution to low-income Arkansans.
Develop programs, provide support, and build awareness that breastfeeding is the optimal way of providing infants with nutrients they need for healthy growth and development.
Encourage adoption of Baby-Friendly guidelines as outlined by The CDC Guide to Strategies to Support Breastfeeding Mothers and Babies.
Develop awareness and encourage limitations on the marketing practices of infant formula.
Ensure support for breastfeeding within child care centers.
Generate breastfeeding support within the community.
Create breastfeeding campaigns that recognize the cultural diversity of communities.
Work with employers to develop worksite lactation support programs.
Help employers establish effective wellness programs for their worksites.
Help employers reduce the health care costs of obesity-related conditions.
Create a more effective worksite by educating employers about the business case for worksite wellness.
Increase the number of worksite wellness programs and employee participation in those programs.
Reduce consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages (SSBs) in worksites, public places, and recreation.
Reduce consumption of SSBs in schools.
Use policy incentives and disincentives (such as limits on time SSBs are available, size of containers and/or product mix) that will impact sugar-sweetened beverage purchases.
Eliminate use of SSBs in licensed day care centers.
Generate a culture of and demand for healthier foods.
Provide mandatory, evidence-based nutrition education to improve the health of children attending early child care centers through college.
Increase participation in federally-funded school meal programs.
Increase access to fresh, affordable, healthy foods.
Create learning environments with easy access to healthy choices.