Today we’re proud to introduce two new sample policies: Tap Water Promotion and Reducing Marketing of Unhealthy Food & Beverages to Children.
Here at Healthy & Active Before 5 (HAB45), we care a lot about early childhood health. We want to do our part to prevent children from developing serious health conditions later in life by making sure they get a healthy start, from birth to age 5.
So we’re all about healthy practices and policies. That’s because we know that practices and policies shape norms and places, and that norms and places in turn shape early childhood health.
One of the many ways we help Contra Costa County agencies, organizations, businesses, and faith communities to pass healthy policies and improve opportunities for little kids to start out healthy is by developing and providing free, sample healthy policy language.
Many are familiar with our four premier sample policies: No Soda No Juice, Healthy Food & Beverage, Breastfeeding Support, and Movement & Play. These sample policies make it so that you don’t have to start from scratch when you decide you want to pass a healthy policy at your organization.
To date, organizations across the county have passed over 35 HAB45 healthy policies like these, touching the lives of tens of thousands of children and adults.
Now we have two new sample policies: Tap Water Promotion and Reducing Marketing of Unhealthy Food & Beverages to Children.
Both of these sample policies, like the others, support our HAB45 Action Plan aimed at improving opportunities for little kids to start out healthy by creating places and practices that support healthy eating and active play.
Want to learn more? Check out our new and other sample policies here. And stay tuned for a Q&A blog post on the new policies.