Learning Collaborative Invitation: Implementing Nutrition Standards in Community Settings
About this Learning Collaborative Series:
The New York State Prevention Agenda (NYSPA) aims to reduce obesity in children and adults by creating community environments that promote and support healthy food and beverage choices. To support this goal, the New York State Department of Health has recommended increasing the number of public facilities, community-based organizations, worksites, and hospitals that develop and adopt policies to implement nutrition standards (cafeterias, snack bars, vending) for healthy food and beverage procurement.
This learning collaborative will offer participants peer-to-peer learning opportunities and technical support on how to implement or improve nutrition standards in community settings.
Audience: Staff at LHDs and their NYSPA partners at hospitals, local governmental units, and community-based organizations
Learning Objectives: After participating in the learning collaborative, you will be able to
- Identify strategies for approaching stakeholders and maintaining engagement in workplaces, public facilities, hospitals, and community-based organizations
- Connect with other county health professionals who are working on similar projects
- Plan how to evaluate food and nutrition standards implementation
- Build upon shared knowledge and best practices from around the state to support nutrition standards implementation work in your county
Timing: Virtual meetings will occur in January and continue through spring.
Topics will include engaging stakeholders and achieving buy-in, overcoming barriers to the implementation of new policies, and monitoring the implementation and spread of policies through evaluation. The learning collaborative sessions will be moderated by Diane Kolack of The New York Academy of Medicine.