Brought to you by the Center for Lifelong Learning with a special thank you to the content writers, Ashley Hayslip, RD and Jessica Wilcox, MS, RD. Planned with the Hunger and Environmental Nutrition dietetic practice group.
The food environment can have an impact on the foods that people choose to eat and includes much more than just what food is accessible. Poor food environments can be a contributor to inadequate diets and an increased risk for chronic disease. To improve food environments, it is important to know what the current food environment entails. Providing nutrition education is important and should be paired with policy and environmental changes to have the greatest impact on improving dietary habits.
CPE Level: 2
Suggested Learning Need Codes: 2040, 9010, 7120
Performance Indicators: 7.1.2, 9.5.5, 8.3.7
- Describe the components of the food environment (availability, price, marketing, distance) and how they affect diet and chronic disease.
- Identify the steps to developing a Community Food Assessment and differentiate between primary and secondary data collection sources. (Food Atlas, HEI, etc.)
- Describe how food policy, coalition building, and evaluation are essential to impacting food environments.
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