The report focuses on two of the most important tools for public policy: the built environment and access to and availability of healthy foods. The Built Environment Assessment considered ways in which elements of the human-made world in an urban city can facilitate or prevent physical activity. This assessment examined factors such as roads, sidewalks, bike trails, and public destinations such as parks. The Food Access Assessment was concerned with the availability of healthy foods at affordable prices and the ease of access to them for children and their parents.
Three communities were studied in detail through the lenses of built environment and food access looking for gaps and opportunities, and specific recommendations were made to encourage and improve access to healthy lifestyles within these communities.
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