On September 7, 2011 City Council adopted resolution 2010-69, in support of the Healthy Eating Active Living (HEAL) Cities Campaign. League of :California Cities led the way with a resolution in 2004 which encouraged cities to embrace policies that promote healthier lifestyles and communities. Two years later, the League adopted a resolution to work together with the Institute for Local Government, and the Cities Counties and Schools Partnership to develop a clearinghouse of information that cities can use to promote wellness policies and healthier cities. The Healthy Eating Active Living Cities Campaign grew out of these resolutions and is a partnership of the California Center for Public Health Advocacy and the League of California Cities.
Currently the City is Working on updating the General Plan to include Healthy Delano and Wellness Element, that will include improved connectivity between residential neighborhoods, schools, parks, recreation resources, and retail activity centers; facilitate the sitting of new grocery stores, community gardens, and farmers markets in undeserved neighborhoods to increase access to healthy good, including fresh fruits and vegetables. Establish a "Delano Eats Healthy" Campaign. A draft of the report can be located at the following link: Delano Health & Sustainability Element - Public Draft
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The National Policy & Legal Analysis Network to Prevent Childhood Obesity (NPLAN) provides leaders in the childhood obesity prevention field with focused legal research, model policies, fact sheets, toolkit, training and technical assistance to explain legal issues related to public health. Our goal is to help create strong childhood obesity policy interventions that will reverse the epidemic by 2015.
Public Health Law & Policy (PHLP) partners with government staff, advocates, and other community leaders to provide practical solutions to a wide range of public health problems. Our team of staff attorneys, city planners, and policy analysis research and answer tough policy questions, clarify and demystify the law, develop read-to-go model policies and "train the trainers" to equip community leaders with the confidence and capacity to put our tools to work. Together, we transfer communities to ensure the healthy choice becomes the easy choice.
The Healthy Eating Active Living (HEAL) Cities Campaign a partnership of League of California Cities, the California Center for Public Health Advocacy and Cities, Counties and School Partnership is a campaign that works with California cities to adopt policies that will improve the physical activity and food environments for all residents.
Healthy Eating, Active Communities (HEAC) shows how communities can reshape the food and physical activity environment to improve children's health. Schools community groups and public health departments collaborate at HEAC sites in six low-income communities.
The Let's Move! campaign, started by First Lady Michelle Obama, has an ambitious national goal of solving the challenge of childhood obesity within a generation so that children born today will reach adulthood at a healthy weight. Let's Move! will combat the epidemic of childhood obesity through a comprehensive approach that will engage every sector impacting the health of children and will provide schools, families and communities simple tools to help kids be more active, eat better, and get healthy.