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Domains and Strategies Food and Fitness With NOTES

Domains and Strategies Food and Fitness With NOTES

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KCFFI Potential Strategies for Consideration for Community Action PlanDRAFT 12.3.08Fitness Environment: Schools
Increase active transport to schools
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Support Safe Routes to School, increase sidewalk access, lighting andcrossing guards on routes to school, increase engagement of policy makers
INTEGRATION
Increase support for physical activity during the school day
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Provide equipment, increase time required for PE, prohibit thewithholding of PE as punishment, review staff qualifications, increasestaff development, fully implement district wellness policy
VALUES
Increase support for physical activity after-hours at school
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Provide equipment, maintenance and programming, transport home andaccess to lifelong noncompetitive activities
IMPACTEFFECTIVENESSINTEGRATION
Increase support for physical activity at childcare sites
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Provide equipment, programming and qualified staff, increase standards, policy maker awareness and advocacy network 
Increase school siting within walking/biking distance of families
Decrease/limit use of television, video/video games for non education purposes
SUSTAINABILITY
Establish/implement joint-use agreements that allow use of public schools andfacilities for recreation by public during non-school hours
SUSTAINABILITY FEASIBILITYEFFECTIVENESS
Increase marketing of active living in school/after/childcare
Increase worksite wellness efforts for school staff 
IMPACT IMPACT INNOVATION
Establish school health council (parents, teachers, students and admin) to increasehealthy school environment, advocate and raise awareness
SUSTAINABILITY FEASIBILITY INTEGRATION
Recommend/consider health care assessment of students such as diabetes andhypertension screening, body weight, activity levels etc.
Incentives for participation (rewards, awards, points, campaign to tie together)
INNOVATION
School Gardens integrated in school day
EFFECTIVENESS
Free/low cost bikes, helmets, safety
INNOVATION
Involving family & community leaders (incentives)
VALUES
Mentors
Increase walking/biking (active transport) education @ schools
FEASIBILITY
Practice physical activity mini-breaks within school day (stretch breaks)
Family activity nights at schools for families
VALUES
Active field trips (e.g.: walks, hiking)
Have staff “model” behavior for students
 
Fitness Environment: Parks, Trails and Recreation
Improve equitable access to parks and recreation facilities
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Increase hours and outreach/education, link to transit, increase # of classrooms, increase cultural relevance and decrease cost, increase # of new housing developments that incorporate open space.
IMPACT VALUESVALUES
Improve condition of parks and recreation facilities
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Match resources to maintain/improve with demand, decrease crime andgraffiti, increase safety such as lighting and regulated traffic.
SUSTAINABILITYEFFECTIVENESS
Improve public physical activity and recreational programs
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Programming matches demand, decrease cost for low-income users,increase family focused classes/events, programming matches culturalrelevance at neighborhood level
Improve support for parks and rec facilities/programs
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Increase network of advocates, link to other livable community effortssuch as protransit, walkability, local food, etc. Increase engagement of  policy makers
Increase #/access to privately owed fitness facilities
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Economic development incentives, community outreach to support local businesses.
INNOVATION INTEGRATION
Increase integration of trails with all of the above(link trails not just together, butalso link them to popular destinations such as shopping, schools, businesses)
NNOVATION INTEGRATION SUSTAINABILITY FEASIBILITY
Increase worksite wellness efforts for parks/rec staff 
Eliminate sales tax for purchase of fitness equipment
NNOVATION
Increase # of trails based on pedestrian generators (transit, parks, schools, urbanvillages, etc)
SUSTAINABILITYEFFECTIVENESSIMPACT
Find out why people don’t use/access existing trails
Promote use of trials through facilitated programs (nature walks/volunteer  program trail maintenance)
SUSTAINABILITYEFFECTIVENESSIMPACT INTEGRATIONFEASIBILITY
Increase links/relationships between schools and public/private recreationfacilities (education programs/nature walks, etc.)
What federal resources are available that are not being used or are inappropriatelyused?
Increase the number of trained coaches and recreation leaders
Improve neighborhood walkability- sidewalks, access to parks and paths
Secure funding for youth bike building and earn-a-bike programs
Increase # of culturally sensitive recreation activities are available.
Fitness Environment: Active Transportation
Increase walking and biking strategies
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Sidewalk improvement, safe street crossings, safe routes to school,distance to amenities (shopping and services), ease of connecting with
 
transit, education campaign, walking (for exercise) groups, bike/ped planmunicipal coordinator and plan being implemented, decreasecrime/violence, decrease # of parking spaces, increase cost of parking,increase transit, establish/maintain local citizen’s action committee on bike/ped/transit to educate and advocate policymakers, decrease sidewalk obstruction due to (re)development of housing, implement completestreets, decrease speed limit, increase education on health benefit of walking/biking, increase access to bike racks, increase walking socialactivities, increase wayfinding, increase adoption of a walking and bikingmaster plan, increase stair campaigns
INTEGRATION INTEGRATION VALUESVALUES SUSTAINABILITY NNOVATION FEASIBILITYEFFECTIVENESS
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Increase education on the health benefits of walking/biking, Increaseaccess to bike racks, Increase walking social activities, Increasewayfinding, Increase adoption of a walking/biking master plan, Increase‘take the stairs’ campaigns. 
VALUES SUSTAINABILITY NNOVATION FEASIBILITY
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Bike-sharing program
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Provide personal shopping carts (to encourage shopping on foot)
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Bike signals
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Expand crosswalk flag program
SUSTAINABILITY NNOVATION FEASIBILITY
Increase transit use strategies
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Increase frequency and convenience, decrease cost for low income or youth, increase transit to recreation areas, increase responsiveness of transit system to community’s stated needs, increase federal funding.
EFFECTIVENESSINTEGRATION
o
Carpool incentives- better park n’ rides and more of them
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Zip car – reduced rates for low-income families
Funding to support facilitation of active transport for children to school
 Neighborhood connections/organizations to increase perception of safety
Increase “state of mind” = fitness (social marketing)
EFFECTIVENESS
Construction closure policies to keep sidewalks open during construction
Intersection design—stop bars, curb radii, left/right turn configuration
Pedestrian lighting and bus shelter lighting
Fitness Environment: Social EnvironmentFitness Environment: Community Design/Land Use
Improve support for walking and biking
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Increase network of advocates, increase links between homes andemployment/recreation areas, increase redevelopment of vacant/underusedland, decrease environmental hazards, increase equitable access, increaselinks between transit and walking biking access, increase use of healthimpact assessment (HIA) for decision making, establish tax incentives for  private donation of easements for expanding walking and biking paths,install more bike racks at all facilities and public buildings.
FEASIBILITYFEASIBILITY IMPACT IMPACT SUSTAINABILITY NNOVATION
Increase use of Smart Growth strategies and zoning for new developments

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