ALBD assists partnerships, funders and local leaders in choosing strategies—like farmers’ markets, bike lanes and master plans—that best fit their communities’ contexts. Our engagement in 35 states and 160 communities allows us to share tools, project examples and resources that show how to create sustainable policy, systems and environmental change.
The Healthy Eating by Design project included seven community partnerships to test approaches over 18 months to provide affordable, healthy and appealing food options in lower-income communities and schools.
Research shows that Parks and Recreation departments have a positive impact on physical activity in children. In low income and minority communities hit hardest by the childhood obesity epidemic, park and recreation services represent a crucial outlet for physical activity.
After helping to develop a Complete Streets policy in New Orleans, the KidsWalk Coalition and other advocacy groups joined a city advisory and oversight committee responsible for refining the guidelines for implementation.
Healthy Kids, Healthy Communities helped 49 community partnerships across the country reshape their policies and environments in support of healthy eating, active living and childhood obesity prevention.
A designation and grant program, Fit Community recognized and rewarded community-based efforts to make healthy choices easier and more accessible across North Carolina.