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Healthy Food & Healthy Living

Programs

If your organization is focused on promoting healthy activity and food access, programs might include:
 
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  • Exercise classes
  • Walking club
  • Creation of walking paths
  • Cooking classes
  • Farmers market
  • Community gardening

Outcomes

Based on those programs, outcomes would likely include:
  • Improved overall health and well-being
  • Improved physical health for participants
  • Increased access to healthy food
  • More participants cook and enjoy healthier foods

Success Measures Tools

To understand changes in quality of life and behavior for people participating in these programs, you might use these measurement tools:
  • Eating Behavior (resident survey)
  • Physical Activity Behavior (resident survey)
  • Overall Health (resident survey)
  • Health Metrics (tracking tool)

Using these tools could help organizations show participant change over time and gain insight into what elements of health promotion and activity programs are most effective in changing attitudes and behaviors. For example, a community survey could show the health benefits and level of community engagement that residents are gaining from access to a new community garden, farmers market and walking path. In addition, monitoring program participant health can demonstrate changes resulting from healthy behaviors, diet and exercise activities.