Build a Foundation

Build a Foundation

Before you implement food service guidelines, it is important to establish a base upon which to build. You will need a diverse team with a variety of expertise to successfully adopt food service guidelines. First, the team will need to identify a setting where implementing the guidelines is both feasible and impactful. Once you determine the setting, you may need to include others with expertise specific to the setting you have chosen to be a part of your team. Next, you’ll want to do an initial assessment of the food environment to identify which food venues could improve healthier offerings and develop a plan for achieving your goals for food service guidelines.

The Smart Food Choices: How to implement Food Service Guidelines in Public Facilities pdf icon[PDF-3.47MB] provides additional details to help you get started.