Municipalities can help residents eat smart and move more. Municipal governments can set policies that improve the health of residents. Decisions about zoning, transportation, land use and community design influence access to healthy foods and opportunities to engage in physical activity, and should be made with the health of residents in mind.
Assess your community’s food and activity environment and develop an action plan to make eating smart and moving more easier for residents.
Implement an action plan using:
Consider health needs in the comprehensive planning process. Use these tools to help you:
Implement a Complete Streets policy to ensure that the design and operation of the roadways keeps all users in mind – bicyclists, public transportation vehicles, wheelchair users, riders and pedestrians of all ages and abilities.
Implement policies to limit unhealthy foods in communities through zoning