State and Local Strategies
More than half of all Americans live with at least one chronic disease such as obesity, heart disease, type 2 diabetes, and cancer. Significant chronic disease risk factors include poor nutrition and inadequate physical activity. Chronic diseases are leading causes of death and disability, and they increase healthcare costs and lower worker productivity.
Priority actions that states and communities can take to reduce the risk of chronic disease for people they serve are below. Follow the “Read More” links for background information, key definitions, potential activities, key resources, and examples of what others are doing.
Make healthy food choices easier everywhere.
Implement policies and activities that promote food service and nutrition guidelines and associated healthy food procurement in facilities, programs, or organizations where food is sold, served, and distributed.