This document serves as a companion piece for Where's the Fruit?, highlighting concrete actions the food, beverage and restaurant industries should take to ensure a healthier future for our neighbors and children - including nutrition labeling and healthy marketing to children.
This Strategic Alliance document identifies concrete steps that business and government can take to create healthier places to live and work.
Using The Strategic Alliance’s Taking Action for A Healthy California priority checklist, this document takes stock of the progress made in creating environments that support nutritious eating and regular physical activity in California, and provides areas where there are continued opportunities...
This brief provides an overview of the deficiency of healthy eating and physical activity promotion in clinical practice and health care settings, with examples and recommendations for changing the focus of clinical practice to prevention.
This Rapid Response Framing Brief describes how food and beverage companies are reacting to pressure from public health groups and explores the implications for framing public health's response to those actions.
This Rapid Response Framing Brief explains how food and beverage companies are borrowing the symbolism of the environmental movement to cast a favorable "green" light on themselves and their products.
Highlights California community summer nutrition strategies and policy opportunities to increase access to the Summer Food Service Program.
This Q&A on fast food marketing offers recommendations for how community members and advocacy groups can work to reduce the negative health impacts of major fast food restaurant chains.
Describes how the soft drink industry creates new and effective ways to market their products to keep current customers and attract new ones, and strategies public health advocates can use to counter soda industry marketing and public relations.
This Rapid Response Framing Brief shows how framing can help or hinder people's ability to see the ways environments shape health.
Bay Area Dietetics Association interviews Prevention Institute's Managing Director Leslie Mikkelson on Setting the Record Straight: Nutrition and Health Professionals Define Healthful Food.
In anticipation of Governor Schwarzenegger's Action Summit on Health, Nutrition and Obesity, the Strategic Alliance released a list of recommendations to urge the improvement of healthy food and activity environments in California.
This Strategic Alliance report is based on the premise that everyone should have access to safe places to play and be physically active. The evidence is clear: regular physical activity is critical for healthy mental and physical development, chronic disease prevention, and reducing healthcare...
Listen to Prevention Institute's Juliet Sims on Childhood Matters as she covers how policies and environments can support healthy eating and physical activity for kids, families and communities. To learn more about our work on these issues, browse the following resources:
Supporting Healthy Food...
A Decade of Advocacy is a case study of the Strategic Alliance, a network of 15 California-based organizations that came together to promote healthy food and activity environments. This document provides a roadmap for effective collaboration, and highlights the impact a group of organizations can...
A Healthy Future for California is a call to action that outlines key priorities and recommendations that California policymakers can use to create a healthier, safer and more equitable state.
Read our recommendations for swift action and investments that will improve health and safety for all Californians. In this platform, we propose investments that promote equity, a healthy environment, and healthy people, and make the case that stimulus dollars should lift up communities that need...
The stage is set for health and nutrition professionals to ally with other groups advocating for healthful and sustainable food in calling for government and industry policies that reshape our food system into one that supplies us with healthful food. Please join us in supporting this vision.
This document details priority areas for action in the following categories:
I. Administrative Actions. The Brown Administration can take the following steps to position community prevention as central to the economy, sustainability and equity:
a. Defend the Prevention and Public Health Fund.
Breastfeeding undeniably has tremendous health benefits for both babies and mothers. Effective breastfeeding messages, however, must go beyond health to highlight the social and cultural context.
Parents shouldn’t look to the labels on the front of food package for guidance on picking the healthiest products for their kids.
Co-published by Prevention Institute and Jossey Bass and APHA, Prevention is Primary describes the overarching foundation and principles guiding primary prevention efforts and highlights prevention practice through a range of social and health issues, including chronic disease, HIV, violence, and...