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6/4/2012 NUTRITION Page 1 of 6 HW2020 Survey Results July 2009 Improving Health Across the Lifespan Achieving Health Equity Adequate funding for nutrition services for people.Greater emphasis on healthy Adequate family income to provide healthy diets. Greater emphasis on healthy 1 food; particularly eliminating overuse of high fructose corn syrup in many foods. food; particularly eliminating overuse of high fructose corn syrup in many foods. Advertising controls on foods with poor nutritional value. Use media to infuence 2 healthy choices; and back to basic foods. All DOH components must focus on this area to make a real impact on society; Get the message out to all income groups that reaches them where they are in 3 even CD must empahize the importance of adwauate and nutritious food to keep their communities. one healthy during an outbreak or to prevent reduced immunity levels. Assuring food is free from pesticides and chemicals as what we eat alters our It would be nice to see more healthy choices offered in food pantries for those health...........organic foods; no preservatives and analyzing what we feed our food insecure. The food we offer needs to complement our bodies needs; rich in 4 children in hot lunch programs across the state (or nation). We have obesity as vitamins; low in fat; leading to avoidance for excessive weight gain and chronic we have high fat/carb foods routinely offered; then educate; educate; educate. disease development. Massive vitamin D-education program directed toward the public and toward 5 Assuring vitamin D sufficiency health care providers; with free or highly subsidized availability of testing for serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D. Broad reaching continuous education on nutrition; good and affordable food By giving incentives to participants in FoodShare and WIC through choosing 6 choices and easy food preparation are critical to get at this issue for all healthier options in their food purchases will go a long way to encourage better populations of people in Wisconsin. eating choices long term. Collaboration across funded nutrition programs to align policies and health Outcome: consistent; effective messages (in the broadest sense) that encourage 7 messages; using social marketing to determine what will have the most positive appropriate food choices. effect on food choices. community education on what constitutes a healthy diet and the health Access to healthy foods in dense urban areas. Those living in large cities need consequences of failing to consume healthy foods. Parents need to understand easy access to stores that carry the healthy foods they need at a reasonable 8 early that they have a role in their children's longterm health; not just their price. Often stores that provide these foods are too far away or not located in the immediate health and growth needs. They need to realize that poor choices early neighborhoods that need them most. in life can lead to diabetes; obesity; and other chronic diseases. 6/4/2012 NUTRITION Page 2 of 6 HW2020 Survey Results July 2009 Improving Health Across the Lifespan Achieving Health Equity Consolidation of strategic plans for programs such as Nutrition and Physical Activity; WIC; MCH; Aging; etc so that food and nutrition system and nutritional health across the lifespan will be consistent and working towards the same goals for access to healthy foods for improved health. The outcome should not be a medical indicator such as BMI but focused on the result of policy/environmental Assuring access to public health nutrition services which is the connector 9 changes which should result in an outcome in which making healthy food the between food and nutrition systems and which will be key to equity. easy choice--(nutritionally and by access/availability). Because there is so much in this one focus area; the chances that another critical emerging area related to food saftey in the unregulated food system which is growing by leaps/bounds will not be addressed--this was weak in the 2010 plan and once again will not have the attention it needs. Continue to work within the schools to provide better nutritional meals along with Allowing WIC and SHARE programs to utilize farmers markets and local fair in 10 information on why they are nutritional. Younger generation must be given the the communities. tools to eat well after they graduate. Gather baseline data to identify communities that have the greatest access 11 Creating policy to ensure nutritional environments barriers. Identify barriers. Currently in Wisconsin; public health nutrition is nearly non-existent beyond the low-to-moderate income maternal and child health programs. Expanding the scope of public health nutrition from the existing base currently in maternal and child public health nutrition is needed to assure adequate and appropriate and I believe achieving health equity begins with assuring all people have access to 12 safe food and nutriton for all. Providing public health nutrition services across the health food at all times in a socially acceptable manner. People who face food lifespan will help address several of the 23 focus areas including chronic disease inequities also face health inequities. prevention; environmental and/or occupational health; healthy growth and development; mental health; oral health; physical activity; and reproductive health. 13 Decreasing obesity rate in all age groups especially children. Assuring that all have access to safe and adequate food supply. Dietary guidelines and nutritional information that is understandable/accessable to adults who have developmental disabilities. The diabetes epidemic is hitting 14 this group of adults and preventative care; which includes information for adults with cognitive disabilities; is critical. Educating the public about their eating habits and what is a normal portion size. Educating the public about their eating habits and what is a normal portion size. 15 Prevention. Prevention. Focusing more energy on collaborative partnerships with food pantries and 16 Education on food options for people of all ages. possibly a partnership with low-cost food options. Eliminating high sugar and high fat compounds from diets; especially the low 17 income who may have access to these types of food rather than fresh fruits and Change what foods are available from food vouchers vegtables. 6/4/2012 NUTRITION Page 3 of 6 HW2020 Survey Results July 2009 Improving Health Across the Lifespan Achieving Health Equity Enforcement of school wellness policy implemented in 2007Promote walkable Increasing funding for Economic Support to allow increased participation in Food 18 and bikeable neighborhood planning ShareContinued and Expansion of the WIC program Limiting the type of food those receiving goverment assistance can buy- people Focusing healthy nutrition/diets for people in the High school/college age 19 with low income tend to eat more comfort foods to compensate for depressive demographic- this is the time where most people get into poor diet decisions. issues. provide families and individuals the opportunity to participate in community 20 food insecurity is unacceptable vegetable gardens In regard to health equity in the nutritional area; populations need to have access within their means including local grocery stores which typically have even higher priced produce that families can not afford. Nutritional equity means not only access; but education regarding the reasons why it is important for a balanced Healthy diets need to be accessible and affordable. Our School; WIC and diet and physical activity. I would support work based programs in factories; Headstart Programs need to collaborate with public health initiatives for improved 21 construction sites; schools; etc. regarding the importance of nutritional sources nutritional programs . Policy change needs to support these entities who and preparation of foods. These type of worksites do not provide for opportunities effectively implement healthy; nutritional choices and availability. to learn about self-help ways to improve their health such as those with higher education; higher income have achieved. If we are going to make progress; we need to look at the families in the lower; middle class who do not have access to foods as well as educational opportunities to learn while working. I believe it is reducing obesity. Obviously there are various factors; including but not limited; physical activity; food deserts; food security; and dietary choices. To address foods offered in schools and other organizations that serve youth. Preventing obesity starts at birth w/ breastfeeding and encouraging early healthy 22 This would include revising foods offered through vending machines; school eating habits and routines. It we continue to address obesity it will help prevent fundraisers; cafeteria; and school lunches. many of the chronic diseases such as hypertension and diabetes which are a major concern in our state; accross various ethnicities. reduced disparities in nutritional intake among children - low SES compared to 23 Improved eating habits of children (eg. fruit/vegetable consumption increase) others Improvement in breastfeeding rates; especially among low-income women and WIC should not give out free formula. The money spent on formula should 24 women of color. instead be spent to support home visits to new mothers by lactation specialists. Improving food served at schools. This includes vending machines (junk food & 25 soda). improving the school lunch program and providing continuous repeated Evaluating the school food programs and working with health departments to 26 information to children at school and to parents. provide nutritional information and school and parent programs. 6/4/2012 NUTRITION Page 4 of 6 HW2020 Survey Results July 2009 Improving Health Across the Lifespan Achieving Health Equity In addition to the obvious objective of ensuring adequate and appropriate nutrition; it is important that the adequate and appropriate food people are eating 27 are safe. As food supply and eating habits change; the system must also change to ensure a safe food supply; from farm to fork; research; education and standards should be set at each level including special bonuses to the food stamp program to purchase fresh; local 28 increasing food stamp eligibility produce Increase access to fruit and vegetables including legumes. (for example build grocery stores at walking distances and/or increase public transportation routes 29 Same as above. to grocery stores).Improve school meals by using more fresh; locally grown produce.For food security....JOBS Increase consumption of real food verses processed convenience foods is a 30 Access to good food (not processed foods). program outcome. Increased nutrition education available in schools; senior meal sites; and the increased guidelines for use of food stamps to exclude non-nutritious intake i.e. 31 general public chips; soda; etc. and encourage healthy food purchases 32 Limiting or eliminating harmful food sources (example: trans-fats) Improvement in nutrition education Looking into what is served to low income families whose children recived free Push to reduce the amount of obease and overweight children; causing future 33 lunch and breakfast and school; the nutritional value of these meals; the amount chornic health problems: such as high b/p; heart disease; ect of preservatives and additvies. More farm subsidies (fruits; vegetables)More funding for schools to adopt school Change federal poverty income guidelines to include more working poor families 34 breakfast programs; improve quality of child nutrition meal at schools. (increase maximum household income guideline for eligibility0 More emphasis on portion eating; especially for diabetics; cardiovascular 35 More focus upon obesity among adults; children. patients. Access to affordable healthy food including but not limited to fruits and 36 move people to make healthy eating choices most days vegatables; lean sources of protein and whole grains Nutrition belongs in all focus areas and shouldnot be isolated as a separate focus Improved assess to Foodshare and improved access to quality foods in our inner 37 area. cites. Older adults understand the strong relationship between eating enough healthy food and remaining physically and cognitively strong; and older adults have Low-income children and older adults will have daily access to fresh fruits and 38 access to healthy food. The numbers of older persons admitted to hospitals with vegetables. an underlying condition of malnutrition will decrease. 39 Program Outcome: Improve healthy food choices Program Outcome: Prevent child and adult overweight and obesity Promote increased farm production focused on locally-grown; nutrient dense food Improve availability/affordability of nutrient dense foods. Promote a tax on foods 40 crops.Remove incentives to over-produce commodity crops that require of minimal nutritional value (soda; chips; candy; cookies). extensive processing before consumption. Promote the consumption of mostly raw fruits and vegetables as a means to Deliver the raw fruit and vegetable message to ensure that it gets to all 41 better health and longevity. socioeconomic and cultural groups. 6/4/2012 NUTRITION Page 5 of 6 HW2020 Survey Results July 2009 Improving Health Across the Lifespan Achieving Health Equity Promoting health and to reduce the risk for chronic diseases through diet and 42 Insure access to sufficient food. physical activity. Providing school lunches that are nutritionally sound and providing the nutrition Providing school lunches that are nutritionally sound and providing the nutrition education to go along wih them. Get junk food and vedning machins out of 43 education to go along wih them. Get junk food and vedning machins out of school and get school nurses in them. Poor children often get more of their daily school and get school nurses in them. food intake as school than any other place. regulating food pantries so that the food supplied is consistently healthy and (same as above):regulating food pantries so that the food supplied is consistently nutritious; including fresh fruits and vegetables and healthy proteins. One healthy and nutritious; including fresh fruits and vegetables and healthy proteins. 44 important factor here would be to restrict the amount of food donated for tax One important factor here would be to restrict the amount of food donated for tax credits by large mail order food businesses and vending businesses credits by large mail order food businesses and vending businesses Develop nutritional/food intake recommendations for adults across the lifespan Require published recipes; in newspapers; magazines; newsletters; internet; 45 that improve health similar to those established for growing children. This should television programs; and other media to include accurate nutritional content. target young adults as well as middle and older adults. $ support for every school to offer 2 meals a day for every child that wants to eat there. Make cost reasonable for all; cheap for just over poverty level; and free for those below. Give them better & more choices for fruits & veggies. Less School breakfast & lunch offered / available to ALL children in every school daily. carb loading ! Feed the kids; as often the parent doesn't/won't/can't... well fed 46 Open Mon- Fri even in summer ! Allow access for every child over 3. kids are healthier kids ! Many kitchens would need updating/expansion... more staff required to run the operations 52 weeks/year.... BUT the benefits would be noticed ! CAN NOT MANDATE this without 98% financing it.... schools DO NOT have resources for this. Schools need to provide healthy fresh food-especially fruits and vegetables. In addition; curriculum should be required throughout the state that addresses healthy choices grades K - 12. In order for a child to carry the message 47 home...families must be involved with meals at the school and classes. Incentives to come to the school -- free meals as a family. Free and reduced meals should be fresh food Recommend that public health have a greater impact than farm subsidies that promote junk food (frequently made from corn) and high fat; high calorie dairy products. Overcoming the lobbying of the tobacco and tavern/alcohol industries; 48 see below. so as to make sure that we can breathe in public areas without tobacco polluting the air. Note also; that the federal government's food pyramid does not promote healthful eating. See and contrast with Harvard's updated food pyramid. It should not be about profits above health! 49 Standards for school lunch programs and contents of school vending machines. 6/4/2012 NUTRITION Page 6 of 6 HW2020 Survey Results July 2009 Improving Health Across the Lifespan Achieving Health Equity Support for community gardening. The outcome is: 1-increased access 2- 50 increased physical activity 3-food security 4-community building (mental health; networking) and knowing where your food comes from. 51 Taxing all sugared drinks ie. soda; sugared fruit drinks; etc. link school funding to average BMIs of children in grades K-4 taxing foods that are not nutritious enough and mandating posting of nutrtion 52 nutritious food needs to be available and affordable for everyone information at chain restaruants Teaching proper dietary habits by modelling with school lunch. May also need to 53 culturally focused nutrition messaging for obesity. consider dental programs for elders. THE FOLLOWING ARE THE MOST IMPORTANT POLICY CHANGE THIS I THINK YOU HAVE ADDRESS THIS IN YOUR SURVEY IF YOU JUST COMMITTEE MUST ASSESS A QUALITY HEALTH CARE PLAN THE WORK'S CONTINUE TO WORK TOWARD THIS PROJECT AND STREAMLINE THE FOR ALL PEOPLE NO MATTER IF YOU CAN PAY OR NOT PAY WE MUST PROCESS AND HAVE THE RIGHT PEOPLE IN PLACE TO GET THIS BUILD ON WHAT HAS BEEN SUCCESSFULLY AND DEVELOPMENT A 54 OBJECTIVE AND GOAL DONE. ONE OF YOUR GREATEST PROGRESS HEALTH CARE PLAN AND SYSTEM THAT WILL BE DIVERSE ENOUGH TO SHOULD BE TO WORK TOWARD A ONE SHOP QUALITY HEALTH SYSTEM MEET THE MANY NEED'S OF ALL COMMUNTIES RICH AND POOR WE AND PLAN THAT WILL LEAD THE WAY FOR A BETTER OUTCOME FOR MUST COME UP WITH A SYSTEM THAT ADDRESS ALL HEALTH CARE WISCONSIN TO GET THE BEST CARE AND SYSTEM FOR IT'S MONEY. NEEDS. The school systems is where kids need to be taught how to eat right. The fast 55 food industry has done better; but this is where the youth and parents are not Again; the school system is where kids need to find the right choices to eat. making the right choices when it comes to nutrition. This has to do with appropriate diet and weight control. Starts in schools with 56 increased activity in area of physical education for kids as well as increased Increase Physical Education time in schools exercise at home. Hopefully a change in Wis. beer tax would be a way for funding the needs of 57 Using and abusing; followed by addiction of alochol and drugs. rehab & prevention. We have to begin at the very early in life:Promote and policy development inNursing breast feedingadequate addition of fruits and vegetables in diet of Mandatory requirements for school nutritional programsIncentives for breast 58 pregnant mothersschool nutritional choices and availability of foods in vending feeding (6 months to one year)tax incentives machines working with stores; restaurants; manufacturers to improve food choices Food Security is the most important area of this focus area. Systmes change in 59 available to the community the area of affordable food and access to food.
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