Advocate/Educate your organization on policies or practices it can enact
Obesity is an epidemic in Wake County, our state and our nation. In order to for this epidemic to stabilize or decline, we have to make change.
People have to change their eating and activity behaviors, and our environment has to change to support those behavior changes. This environment change happens through policies, practices and systems change that make it easier to make the healthier choice.
Policy Change Recommendations
There are numerous organizations that recommend the kinds of changes that need to be made. AHA uses a number of recommendations as a blueprint for its work, including:
Lastly, AHA works closely with the NC Alliance for Health, a statewide advocacy organization, where appropriate to help educate lawmakers on the impact that obesity plays in our state’s economic sustainability and the quality of life of its residents.
Today’s generation of youth will have a shorter life
expectancy than their parents.