Statewide Initiatives

Funded by The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation


Build capacity to develop and implement policy, environmental and systems (PSE) change statewide

Build and enhance collaboration among other statewide organizations in support of developing/implementing PSE strategies statewide

Increase physical activity and/or physical education and/or health food PSE strategies statewide to reduce childhood obesity


1. Ensure that all food and beverages served and sold in schools meet or exceed the most recent Dietary Guidelines for Americans

2. Increase access to high-quality, affordable foods through new or improved grocery stores and healthier corner stores and bodegas

3. Increase the availability, time, duration and intensity of physical activity during the school day and in out-of-school-programs

4. Increase physical activity by improving the built environment in communities

5.Use pricing strategies-both incentives and disincentives -to promote the purchase of healthier foods

6.Reduce youth’s exposure to marketing of unhealthy foods through regulation, policy and effective industry self-regulation