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									                          CHOW Community Assessment
                            Registration Information
                                                       Today's Date:
                                            Base/Installation Name:
                   Base/installation Unit Identification Code (UIC):
            Name of individual completing the CHOW Appraisal:
                                      Position at base/installation:
Work Phone Number of individual completing the CHOW Appraisal:
                                                     E-mail Address:
 Number of military members and civilian staff at base/installation:
                                                                                CHOW Community Assessment
                                                            1.1a. Military Dining Facility (includes hospital cafeteria) Score Card
                                                               Are the following conditions true or items available routinely?
                                                 Enter "1" in box to the right if your community has no Military Dining Facility (includes hospital cafeteria)
                                            number in parentheses = reference                    restaurant 1                    restaurant 2                    restaurant 3




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                                 Menu approved by dietitian (local or corporate) (9)                               0                               0                               0
                                 Steamed/baked or grilled vegetable, seasoned without
                                                                                                                   0                               0                               0
                                 fat (8)
                                 1 baked, roasted, or grilled lean fish, poultry or beef, or
                                 vegetarian entrée, seasoned without fat, no > 1 fried                             0                               0                               0
        HOT LINE




                                 entrée (2)
                                 Leafy green salads with at least 50% dark leaves such
                                                                                                                   0                               0                               0
                                 as spinach or romaine if main course salad (2)
                                 Not > 1 main salad that is salad dressing/mayonnaise-
                                                                                                                   0                               0                               0
                                 based (2)
                                 High-fat gravies, margarine or sauces served on side, if
                                                                                                                   0                               0                               0
                                 requested (2,9)
                                 Hot line items look good and taste good (9)                                       0                               0                               0
                                 3 fresh fruits or canned with light syrup on dessert or
                                                                                                                   0                               0                               0
                                 fruit bar (2)
                                 All sliced breads are white or whole wheat whole grain,
                                                                                                                   0                               0                               0
                                 at least 2 grams fiber/serving (2)
                                 Low-fat yogurt with live and active cultures seal (2)                             0                               0                               0
          CONDIMENTS BEVERAGES




                                 1% milk (2)                                                                       0                               0                               0

                                 100% fruit juice, (not fruit punch, lemonade or fruit
                                                                                                                   0                               0                               0
                                 drinks)--1 calcium and Vitamin D fortified (2)
                                 At least 50% of beverages are low-calorie, including 1
                                                                                                                   0                               0                               0
                                 caffeine free (2)
                                 Non-calorie sweetener (2)                                                         0                               0                               0


                                 Individual portions trans-fat free margarine (2)                                  0                               0                               0


                                 Salt/sodium free seasonings (2)                                                   0                               0                               0

                                 Six cold whole grain cereals, 3 without added sugar, 2
BREAKFAST




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                                 that are 100 % folate and iron fortified (2)
   ONLY




                                 Banana                                                                            0                               0                               0


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                                 Hot cereal without added fat or sugars
                                 7 fresh toppings available (like carrots, cucumber,
                                 celery, radishes, tomatoes, green pepper, onion,                                  0                               0                               0
                                 mushrooms etc.) (2)
        SALAD BAR




                                 Leafy green salads with at least 50% dark leaves such
                                                                                                                   0                               0                               0
                                 as spinach or romaine (2)
                                 1 egg, lean ham, or turkey protein source                                         0                               0                               0
                                 1 low-fat dairy choice such as part skim mozzarella, 2%
                                 cottage cheese (9)
                                 Light (reduced-fat) mayonnaise (9)                                                0                               0                               0
                                 Reduced calorie, light or fat-free salad dressing (2)                             0                               0                               0
                                 Whole grain and/or white whole grain pasta or rice (2)                            0                               0                               0
        BONUS POINTS




                                 Seasonal melons and berries                                                       0                               0                               0
                                 Cereal bars with 2.5 grams fiber/serving (2)                                      0                               0                               0
                                 Kidney or black beans, chick peas or lentils on salad
                                                                                                                   0                               0                               0
                                 bar or in dishes (2)
                                 Low-fat frozen yogurt or ice milk (2)                                             0                               0                               0
                                 Egg substitute at breakfast (2)                                                   0                               0                               0
                                 Total Points for each facility                             0          0     0                    0    0     0                    0    0     0
                                 Score for each facility                                 ####                                  ####                            ####
Overall Score   ####
                     1.1 b. Convenience Stores (Mini-mart, Snack Bar, “Grab and Go”) Score Card
                                    Do the stores offer the items listed routinely?

                                                Enter "1" in box to the right if your community has no Convenience Stores
           number in parentheses = reference                       site 1                            site 2                            site 3




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Whole or cut up fresh fruit (8)                                                   0                                 0                                 0
Trail mixes with dried fruits (9)                                                 0                                 0                                 0
Dried fruit (8)                                                                   0                                 0                                 0
Milk (8)                                                                          0                                 0                                 0
1% milk (8,9)                                                                     0                                 0                                 0
100% fruit juice, (not fruit punch, lemonade or fruit
                                                                                  0                                 0                                 0
drinks)-1 calcium and Vitamin D fortified (2,8)
Bottled water or low-calorie options (2)                                          0                                 0                                 0
Baked chips, tortilla chips or pretzels (9)                                       0                                 0                                 0
Nuts or seeds, at least 1 unsalted (2)                                            0                                 0                                 0
Carry-out food (fresh, frozen, or microwave) with low fat
                                                                                  0                                 0                                 0
or low calorie choices (8)
Sport Bars (3)                                                                    0                                 0                                 0

Yogurt (with “live and active cultures” seal) (2)                                 0                                 0                                 0
Total Points for each facility                                 0      0     0                    0     0      0                    0     0      0
Score for each facility                                     ####                              ####                              ####
Overall Score                                               ####
                            1.1 c. Sit Down Restaurants (Military MWR, NCO or Officer’s Club) Score Card
                                             Are the following items routinely available?
                                                               Enter "1" in box to the right if your community has no restaurants
                   number in parentheses = reference                       site 1                            site 2                            site 3




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         2 non-fried, non-starchy vegetables without sauce or
        butter (Starchy vegetables include corn, potatoes, peas,                          0                                 0                                 0
        lima beans, etc.) (8)
        Baked, broiled or grilled foods (8)                                               0                                 0                                 0
        Milk (8)                                                                          0                                 0                                 0
        1% Milk (8)                                                                       0                                 0                                 0
        100% fruit juice (not fruit punch, lemonade or fruit
                                                                                          0                                 0                                 0
        drinks) (8)
        Substitutes offered for French fries (excluding onion
        rings, other fried or creamy options) i.e. plain baked                            0                                 0                                 0
        potato at no extra charge (8)
        Half or smaller portions available at a lower price than
                                                                                          0                                 0                                 0
        regular price (8)
        Items identified on menu that are low in calories and fat
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        (not low carb) such as fruit (8)
        At least one healthy option on the children’s menu such
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        as substitute for fries with fruit or veggies (8)
        Leafy green salads (8)                                                            0                                 0                                 0
        Reduced calorie, light or fat-free salad dressing
                                                                                          0                                 0                                 0
        available (8)
        Whole grain cereals (2)
        Whole grain breads and crackers (2 g fiber) (2)
BONUS




        Seasonal melons and berries (2)
        At least 7 fruits and vegetables on the salad bar (like
        carrots, cucumber celery, radishes, tomatoes, green                               0                                 0                                 0
        pepper, onion, mushrooms etc.) (2)
        Total Points for each facility                                 0     0      0                    0     0      0                    0     0      0
        Score for each facility                                     ####                              ####                              ####
        Overall Score                                               ####
                  1.1 d. Fast Food Restaurants (i.e., Burger King, Subway, Food Courts) Score Card
                                     Do the stores routinely offer the items listed?
                        (If vendors are in close proximity, only one needs to have these items).

                                             Enter "1" in box to the right if your community has no fast food restaurants
           number in parentheses = reference                       site 1                            site 2                            site 3




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Items identified on the menu that are low in calories and
                                                                                  0                                 0                                 0
fat (not low carb) such as fruit or 1% milk (8)
Bagels or English muffins (if breakfast menu) (8)                                 0                                 0                                 0
100% fruit juice ( not fruit punch, lemonade or fruit
                                                                                  0                                 0                                 0
drinks) (8)
Milk (8)                                                                          0                                 0                                 0
Plain baked potato (8)                                                            0                                 0                                 0
Leafy green salads (8)                                                            0                                 0                                 0
Reduced calorie, or fat-free salad dressing (8)                                   0                                 0                                 0
Light (reduced-fat) mayonnaise (2)                                                0                                 0                                 0
Baked chips or tortilla chips or pretzels (3)                                     0                                 0                                 0
At least one healthy option on children’s menu (i.e, such
as grilled chicken with fruit and/or vegetable instead of
fries) (8)
Nutrition analysis on foods on request (all vendors) (9)

Total Points for each facility                                 0     0      0                    0     0      0                    0     0      0
Score for each facility                                     ####                              ####                              ####
Overall Score                                               ####
                                1.1 f. Refrigerated Vending Machines Score Card
 Do the refrigerated food vending machines at your gyms, transient billeting (“TB”) and permanent party billeting
                        (“PPB” such as the barracks or dorms) routinely offer these items?

                                     Enter "1" in box to the right if your community has no refrigerated vending machines
           number in parentheses = reference                       site 1                            site 2                            site 3




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Fruit – fresh, canned (1)                                                         0                                 0                                 0
 1% milk (1)                                                                      0                                 0                                 0
Water and sugar-free flavored water (1)                                           0                                 0                                 0
100% fruit juice (1)                                                              0                                 0                                 0
Yogurt (“live and active cultures” seal) (1)                                      0                                 0                                 0
Options (available at:
                                                                                  0                                 0                                 0
http://www.smartspot.com/products) (3)
Total Points for each facility                                0      0      0                    0     0      0                    0     0      0
Score for each facility                                    ####                               ####                              ####
Overall Score                                              ####
        1.1 e. Non-refrigerated Vending Machines Located in Base Facilities (EXCEPT Billeting) - Score Card
                              Do your vending machines routinely offer the items listed?

                               Enter "1" in box to the right if your community has no NON-refrigerated vending machines
           number in parentheses = reference                      site 1                            site 2                            site 3




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Trail mixes with dried fruits (1)                                                0                                 0                                 0
Dried Fruits (1)                                                                 0                                 0                                 0
Baked chips, tortilla chips or pretzels (1)                                      0                                 0                                 0
Sport Bars (1)                                                                   0                                 0                                 0
Healthy Options (available at:
                                                                                 0                                 0                                 0
http://www.smartspot.com/products) (3)
Nuts or seeds, at least one unsalted (1)                                         0                                 0                                 0
Total Points for each facility                                0     0      0                    0     0      0                    0     0      0
Score for each facility                                    ####                              ####                              ####
Overall Score                                              ####
                         1.1 g. Non-refrigerated Vending Machines in Billeting Score Card
  Do the non-refrigerated food vending machines at your transient billeting (“TB” – such as the Navy Lodge) and
           permanent party billeting (“PPB” such as the barracks or dorms) routinely offer these items?
                Enter "1" in box to the right if your community has no NON-refrigerated vending machines in BILLETING
           number in parentheses = reference                    site 1                            site 2                            site 3




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Trail mixes with dried fruits (1)                                              0                                 0                                 0
Dried Fruits (1)                                                               0                                 0                                 0
Baked chips, tortilla chips or pretzels (1)                                    0                                 0                                 0
Sport Bars (1)                                                                 0                                 0                                 0
Healthy Options (available at:
                                                                               0                                 0                                 0
http://www.smartspot.com/products) (3)
Nuts or seeds (1)                                                              0                                 0                                 0
Total Points for each facility                              0      0     0                    0     0      0                    0     0      0
Score for each facility                                  ####                              ####                              ####
Overall Score                                            ####
                                         4.1. Worksite Setting Score Card
                     Are the following conditions or items routinely available at your worksite?

                                                 Enter "1" in box to the right if your community has no worksite food
          number in parentheses = reference                    site 1                            site 2                            site 3




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Snack options are available that meet Healthy Snacks
                                                                              0                                 0                                 0
criteria as recommended in (3)
Policies promote the use of healthy food and beverage
                                                                              0                                 0                                 0
choices at conferences and meetings (5,7)
Microwaves easily acessible for use                                           0                                 0                                 0
Refrigerators available for use by all employees                              0                                 0                                 0
Comfortable place for employees to sit for meals and
                                                                              0                                 0                                 0
snacks (away from desk)
Total Points for each facility                             0     0      0                    0     0      0                    0     0      0
Score for each facility                                 ####                              ####                              ####
Overall Score                                           ####
       2.1 Defense Commissary Agency (DeCA) Stores Score Card
Nutrition education opportunities are offered in the DeCA store routinely
                            or as indicated:

               Enter "1" in box to the right if your community has no DeCA
           number in parentheses = reference                      site 1




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Promotion of Nutrition Initiative (except Oct. to Dec.)
(i.e. Fruit and Veggies-More Matters, National Nutrition
                                                                                 0
Month or other locally determined initiative) at least
once during the previous quarter (9)
“Its Your Choice-Make it Healthy" shelf talkers inserted
for customers to read (9)

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Total Points for each facility                                0     0      0
Score                                                      ####
                                                                         3.1a. School Meals Program Score Card
                                                          For each school, check each of the following if offered routinely (Ref. 4):
                                                                                         Enter "1" in box to the right if your community has no school meals
                                              number in parentheses = reference                   elementary                middle school                high school




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                                   The school offers breakfast and lunch programs that
School Meals




                                                                                                                    0                          0                          0
                                   meet the USDA School Meal Standards (8)
  Program:




                                   Free and reduced meals are provided for eligible
                                                                                                                    0                          0                          0
                                   students (8)
                                   Students getting free and reduced lunches cannot be
                                                                                                                    0                          0                          0
                                   identified by other students as recipients (8)
                                       Two entrees are offered for lunch daily (8)                                  0                          0                          0
                                       Two choices of vegetables are offered for lunch
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                                       daily (8)
                                       Five foods containing whole grains are offered
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                                       weekly (8)
                                   Students are offered skim, ½ % or 1% milk daily (4,8)                            0                          0                          0


                                   School Breakfast- daily choice of at least one appealing
                                   low-fat selection in the following groups: (low fat means
   Variety in USDA School Meals:




                                   no more than 3 grams of fat per serving) (8)
                                       Fruits                                                                       0                          0                          0
                                       Grains                                                                       0                          0                          0
                                       Vegetables                                                                   0                          0                          0
                                   School Lunch- daily choice of at least one appealing
                                   low-fat selection in the following groups: (low fat means                        0                          0                          0
                                   no more than 3 grams of fat per serving) (8)
                                   Fruits                                                                           0                          0                          0
                                   Grains                                                                           0                          0                          0
                                   Milk                                                                             0                          0                          0


                                   A la Carte Offerings. This means a set of foods from
                                   which students can choose individual items that are not
                                   usually counted as part of a reimbursable meal.
                                   A la carte offerings include at least one appealing, low-
                                   fat choice from each of the following food groups (4,8):

                                      Fruits                                                                        0                          0                          0
                                      Vegetables                                                                    0                          0                          0
                                      Grains                                                                        0                          0                          0
                                   Total Points for each facility                                 0     0     0               0    0     0               0    0     0
                                   Score for each facility                                     ####                        ####                       ####
                                   Overall Score                                               ####
                       3.1b. Schools - Middle School Food Vending Machines Score Card
                   Do the food vending machines at your schools routinely offer these items?

                      Enter "1" in box to the right if your community has no SCHOOL refrigerated vending machines
         number in parentheses = reference                   site 1                            site 2                            site 3




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Only offered after school hours (4)                                         0                                 0                                 0
Snacks meet Tier 1 standards in Table 1 of
http://www.iom.edu/CMS/3788/30181/42502/42628.aspx                          0                                 0                                 0
(4)

Beverages meet Tier 1 standards in Table 1(sports
drinks rated separately) of
                                                                            0                                 0                                 0
http://www.iom.edu/CMS/3788/30181/42502/42628.aspx
 (4)
Ensure exterior of vending machine does not show
                                                                            0                                 0                                 0
commercial products or logos (4)
Total Points for each facility                        0        0      0                    0     0      0                    0     0      0
Score for each facility                            ####                                 ####                              ####
Overall Score                                      ####
                        3.1b. Schools - High School Food Vending Machines Score Card
                   Do the food vending machines at your schools routinely offer these items?

                      Enter "1" in box to the right if your community has no SCHOOL refrigerated vending machines
         number in parentheses = reference                   site 1                            site 2                            site 3




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Only offered after school hours (4)                                         0                                 0                                 0
Snacks meet Tier 1 and 2 standards in Table 1 of
http://www.iom.edu/CMS/3788/30181/42502/42628.aspx                          0                                 0                                 0
(4)

Beverages meet Tier 1 and 2 standards in Table 1 of
http://www.iom.edu/CMS/3788/30181/42502/42628.aspx                          0                                 0                                 0
 (4)
Exclude any offerings of sports drinks (4)
Ensure exterior of vending machine does not show
                                                                            0                                 0                                 0
commercial products or logos (4)
Total Points for each facility                         0       0      0                    0     0      0                    0     0      0
Score for each facility                             ####                                ####                              ####
Overall Score                                       ####
                              3.1d. School District Nutrition Written Policies Score Card
                          Referring to the same schools, check each of the following offered:
                                                            Enter "1" in box to the right if your community has no schools
           number in parentheses = reference                    elementary               middle school                high school




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School meals that follow USDA recommendations are
served and actively promoted (8)                                                 0                          0                          0


Healthy foods are available wherever food is served
inside and outside the cafeteria, for example, in
                                                                                 0                          0                          0
concession stands, vending machines, at fund-raisers,
or in a la carte lines (4,8)
Nutritional needs of students with special health care
needs, for example, students with diabetes, allergies, or                        0                          0                          0
physical disabilities are met (8)
Nutritional needs of students with special dietary needs,
for example, students with certain religious beliefs or                          0                          0                          0
vegetarians are met (8)
Adequate time for instruction on nutrition is provided
during the year (3-7 lessons for grades K-6, 8 lessons
                                                                                 0                          0                          0
for grades 7-8, 12 lessons for grades 9-12) (8)

At least two healthy alternatives, for example milk,
100% fruit juice or water are available in vending                               0                          0                          0
machines (4,8)
Total Points for each facility                                 0     0     0               0    0     0               0    0     0
Score for each facility                                     ####                        ####                       ####
Overall Score                                               ####
                               3.1d. School District Nutrition Written Policies Score Card
                           Referring to the same schools, check each of the following offered:
                                                               Enter "1" in box to the right if your community has no schools
           number in parentheses = reference                       elementary               middle school                high school




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A wellness committee (comprised of parents, students,
teachers, administrators, food service staff, nurses, and
                                                                                    0                          0                          0
counselors) to oversee school health programs (8)

Parental involvement in nutrition education promoted
                                                                                    0                          0                          0
through homework that includes family activities (8)
School staff introduced to nutrition policies that relate to
                                                                                    0                          0                          0
their job responsibilities (8)
Continuing education requirements for those who teach
                                                                                    0                          0                          0
nutrition in the classroom (8)
Policies that prohibit the sale and distribution of minimal
nutritional value foods throughout the school grounds                               0                          0                          0
until after the end of the last lunch period (8)
Policies that limit advertising of minimal nutritional value
foods, for example, through student publications, food                              0                          0                          0
service menus and brochures (8)
Policies that allow students at least 10 minutes to eat
breakfast and 20 minutes to eat lunch counting from the
time they are seated. (Note: If the school does not                                 0                          0                          0
have a breakfast program, but provides at least 20
minutes to eat lunch, then check.) (8)
Policies that limit the use of food rewards, for example,
candy or coupons from fast food restaurants, for
                                                                                    0                          0                          0
students because they have behaved well or met an
academic or fund-raising goal (8)
Policies that require food service directors to have a
nutrition-related baccalaureate or associates degree, or
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credentialing and training from the American Food
Service Association (8)
Total Points for each facility                                    0     0     0               0    0     0               0    0     0
Score for each facility                                        ####                        ####                       ####
Overall Score                                                  ####
                       CHOW Community Appraisal - Overall Rating:

                                                      actual score
Military Dining Facilities                              #DIV/0!
Convenience Stores                                      #DIV/0!
Sit Down Restaurants                                    #DIV/0!
Fast Food Restaurants                                   #DIV/0!
Non-refrigerated Vending Machines Located in
                                                        #DIV/0!
Base Facilities (EXCEPT Billeting)
Refrigerated Food Vending Machines                      #DIV/0!
Non-refrigerated Vending Machines in Billeting          #DIV/0!
DeCA Store                                              #DIV/0!
School Meals Program                                    #DIV/0!
Elementary and Middle Vending Machines                  #DIV/0!
High School Vending Machines                            #DIV/0!
School District Written Nutrition Policies              #DIV/0!
School Community Involvement in Healthy Nutrition       #DIV/0!
Worksite Setting Policies                               #DIV/0!
Total number of categories scored                         0
Average CHOW score:                                     #DIV/0!

                             75-100 = Fully supportive (GREEN)
                            50-74 = Mostly supportive (YELLOW)
                            0-49 = Not/Partially supportive (RED)
                                        CHOW Community Appraisal Feedback Form


  Thank you for completing the CHOW Community Appraisal! Completing the CHOW Appraisal was the first step in improving
the nutritional status of your community members. Using the information that you have gathered to make the changes that need
  to be made at your base/installation to improve the accessibility of healthier food choices for your community members is the
      next step. Use the CHOW Action Plan available on this website to work with your Base/Installation Health Promotion
 Committee and others in prioritizing what actions need and could be made to increase the availability of healthier food choices.

                                      Click here to get the CHOW Community Action Plan
                                    Question                                                          answer
Please respond to the following questions.
1) Is this the first CHOW Appraisal completed for your base/installation?                           Yes or No
 -- If yes, skip to question #3
 -- If no, when was the last CHOW Appraisal completed?                                              enter date
2) For those bases/installations who are repeating the CHOW Appraisal, please
review the data on this CHOW Appraisal and answer the following questions:


a) How does your previous score compare to this score?




b) How has your base/installation used the results of the previous CHOW
Appraisal to make changes in the availability of healthier food choices?




c) Since the completion of the last CHOW Appraisal (not this one) what
changes have you made to increase the availability of healthier food choices at
your base/installation?




3) Feedback regarding the CHOW Appraisal tool (difficulty with completion,
recommendations for improvement, etc.):




   We appreciate your time in completing this CHOW Feedback Form regarding your experience in completing the CHOW
                                                      Appraisal.
                                                                                           Cost                                  Time                  Support             Importance
                                                                                      1= High                               1= Long                1= Low                 1= Low
                                                             Relevant CHOW check here 2= Moderate                           2= Moderate            2= Moderate            2= Moderate           Total
             Recommended Actions                                 Indicator    if n/a  3= Low                                3= Brief               3= High                3= High               Points           Priority
                                                            Military Dining
                                                                                                                                                                                                    0
                                                            Facilities
                                                            Convenience
                                                                                                                                                                                                    0
                                                            Stores
                                                            Sit Down
                                                                                                                                                                                                    0
                                                            restaurants
                                                            Fast Food
                                                                                                                                                                                                    0
                                                            Restaurants
                                                            Vending Machines
                                                                                                                                                                                                    0
                                                            DeCA                                                                                                                                    0
                                                            DoDDS                                                                                                                                   0
                                                            Worksite                                                                                                                                0

                                                                                    CHOW Community Planning Tool - Instructions
   Now that you have completed the CHOW Appraisal, take time to review the section scores and final scores on the CHOW scorecard. How can you use these results to make changes in your community to
                                                            increase the accessibility of healthier food options for your community members?

                                                                        Follow the steps belong to prioritize your actions to make effective change.
                                                                               Steps to List, Rank and Prioritize Recommended Actions



Step 1: Share the results of your CHOW Appraisal with the members of your Health Promotion Committee and others who are interested in this initiative. With their input, identify those areas that need
improvement or could be enhanced in your community. Using the CHOW Action Plan, list those areas in the Recommended Actions column and indicate the associated CHOW area from the list provided. For
example, your committee might identify vending machine offerings as an area needing improvement. You would then indicate Vending Machines on the CHOW Action Plan.



Step 2: Rank each recommended action you list on cost, time, support, and importance. Use the three-point scale in the CHOW Action Plan chart to help you identify barriers and prioritize the actions you listed.
Cost: How expensive would it be to plan and implement the action?

Time: How much time would it take to plan and implement the action?
Support: How much support exists to plan and implement the action? How enthusiastic would the community be about implementing this action?

Importance: How important is it to implement the action? What impact would it have on the community?




Once you have finished completing this process for all recommended actions, this worksheet calculates the total points across the chart to indicate a Total Points score for each action.

The lowest possible total points for an action is 4, which indicates it is very costly, will take a long time to accomplish, has little support to implement, and is low in importance. The highest possible total points for
an action is 12, indicating it is low in cost, quick to complete, has lots of support, and is very important.



Step 3: Prioritize your recommended actions as either low or high priority. High priority actions are those that you plan to work on first. High priority actions might be areas of great need or where even a small
improvement means a big impact. Your high priority actions will generally be those recommended actions that scored the highest on your CHOW Action Plan.
References:
1. MHS Nutrition Environment Enhancement Team (NEET) Working Group, “Recommendations on Healthy
Vending”, 2008.
2. DOD Nutrition Committee, “Proposed DOD Nutrition Standards”, Jan. 23, 2008.
3. PepsiCo Smart Spot Program Criteria at www.smartspot.com/about/criteria (based upon National Academy of
Science, Institutes of Medicine (IOM) nutrition guidelines.)
4. Committee on Nutrition Standards for Foods in Schools (multidisciplinary committee of the IOM, “Nutrition
Standards for Foods in Schools: Leading the Way Toward Healthier Youth”, April 27, 2007 at:
http://www.iom.edu/CMS/3788/30181/42502/42628.aspx
5. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Department of Health and Human Services, Healthier Worksite
Initiative, “Guidance for Healthier Eating at Work.
6. NEXCOM Criteria for Healthy Alternative Vending Products, Navy Exchange System.
7. University of Minnesota, School of Public Health, “Guidelines for Offering Healthy Foods at Meetings,
Seminars, and Catered Events”, 2004.
8. Nutrition Environment Assessment Tool (NEAT) Cardiovascular Health, Nutrition, and Physical Activity Project,
Michigan Public Health Institute, Okemos, MI 48864; http://www.mihealthtools.org/neat/

								
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