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students in a circle States are adopting a number of policies to reduce childhood obesity. Find out more about farm-to-school proposals, bicycle and pedestrian initiatives, and school nutrition in this recent report.

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OVERVIEW | HEALTHY COMMUNITIES

Healthy community design links public health benefits to community design. State and local governments are increasingly seeing the value of incorporating walking and biking opportunities and access to health foods into land use, transportation, education, agriculture and health policies. “Healthy community design” means designing and planning for development that achieves health goals in addition to other com­munity goals, such as urban revitalization or economic development.

Healthy communities policies include farm-to-school, complete streets, safe routes to school, community gardens, financing for healthy food retail in “food deserts” among other policies. This section also covers legislation dealing with tattoos, scarring, and tattoo parlors.

 

 

 

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