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Strategic Alliance Action Alert
February 22, 2010

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Strategic Alliance Urges Governor's Action on Improving Healthy Eating and Activity

In anticipation of Governor Schwarzenegger's Action Summit on Health, Nutrition and Obesity this Wednesday, the Strategic Alliance has released a list of recommendations to urge the improvement of healthy food and activity environments in California. 

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Moving from Vision to Reality: 

Priority Actions to Advance Equitable Opportunities for Healthy Eating and Activity in California

Building upon Governor Schwarzenegger's Vision for a Healthy California, his 2010 Summit marks an important opportunity to emphasize equitable eating and activity environments for all Californians. Our state's leadership to promote healthy eating and activity recently came into focus with the unveiling of First Lady Michelle Obama's "Let's Move" initiative. Legislation enacted in California, along with physical improvements throughout the state, has helped propel the national conversation about America's health: quality prevention is now seen as essential to curb chronic disease rates within a generation. Even in the current fiscal climate, California can demonstrate visionary leadership and uphold commitments to healthy food and activity environments for all. The Strategic Alliance urges the Governor to take the following actions: 

  • Make California Government a model for healthy workplaces by stimulating organizational practices that emphasize healthy environments. 

  • Advance strategies to reduce consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages.  

  • Increase availability of free tap water for students in cafeterias and other eating areas at school. 

  • Pass a state law requiring students to be active at least 50% of Physical Education class time. 

  • Use scarce resources wisely: Accelerate shared use of public facilities to support safe, physical activity. 

  • Continue California Safe Routes to School Funding through Caltrans, simplifying the application process and ensuring support for low-resource schools to develop successful application. 

  • Establish a Health in all Policies Task Force under the auspices of the Strategic Growth Council. 

Read the entire document here!

For more information, please contact Shakirah Simley on behalf of The Strategic Alliance: shakirah@preventioninstitute.org, 510-444-7738 or visit: www.eatbettermovemore.org

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The Strategic Alliance is reframing the debate on nutrition and physical activity away from a focus solely on individual choice and lifestyle towards one of environmental influences and corporate and government responsibility. Current Steering Committee members are: California Adolescent Nutrition and Fitness Program (CANFit), California Center for Public Health Advocacy (CCPHA), California Food Policy Advocates (CFPA), California Pan-Ethnic Health NetworkCalifornia Park and Recreation Society (CPRS) California Project LEANCalifornia WIC Association (CWA), Child Care Food Program RoundtableLatino Health AccessPartnership for the Public's Health, Prevention Institute, PolicyLinkSamuels & Associates and Public Health Law & Policy.

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