EAt Well Action Team
To empower those who live, work, and play in Lake County to have access, resources, skills and knowledge to eat healthy by cultivating strong collaborations and aligning community efforts.
Goals & Objectives:
Improve and promote nutritional opportunities in the food environment.
Objective 1: Increase the percentage of adults in Lake County who eat five or more servings per day of fruits and vegetables by 10% from 15% to 17% by 2021.
Objective 2: Increase the percentage of children in Lake County who eat two or more servings per day of fruits by 10% from 48% to 53% by 2021.
Objective 3: Increase the percentage of children in Lake County who eat three or more servings per day of vegetables by 40% from 20% to 28% by 2021.
Objective 4: Reduce the food insecurity* rate in Lake County from 9.4% to 6.0% by 2021.
*Food insecurity is defined as the limited or uncertain availability of nutritionally adequate and safe foods or limited or uncertain ability to acquire acceptable foods in socially acceptable ways. Households that are classified as "food insecure" had times where one or more household members were unable to acquire adequate food because they had insufficient money and other resources for food. Source: USDA
Faithful Families is an evidence-based health education program for members of faith communities to make positive changes it their nutrition and physical activity practices. It was developed by the North Carolina State University and has been adopted nation-wide. The action team implemented the program in two faith communities in 2018 and is available to assist organizations with implementation.
NAP SACC is an assessment tool for a child care center's examining their nutrition and physical activity environment, practices, and policies. Child care providers obtain NAP SACC training modules and materials to make healthy changes to their centers. The program is for child care providers working with children ages 2–5. Bilingual assistance is available.
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