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Title:Create Environments that Increase Fruit and Vegetable Consumption
Pub. date: September 2005
Edition: 1st
Includes: Online booklet
Audience: Nutrition Educators, Adults
Language: English
Description:This action packet is one of a series of six. It focuses on creating environments that increase fruit and vegetable consumption. It provides the tools and resources needed to create partnerships that will help you achieve your goals. Packet resources include background information, real examples, action steps, presentation materials, resources, and support materials.
Funding Source: United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), Food and Nutrition Service, funds for Food Stamp Nutrition Education (FSNE)
Developer: Amy Bouchard
Organization: University of Southern Maine
Phone: 207-615-6601
Length: 59 pages
Assessment instrument Used? yes
Use Restrictions: Permission needed to copy.
Reviewers Comments: This motivating resource is designed to help individuals and organizations improve their surroundings and community to promote fruit and vegetable consumption. The packet outlines 7 action steps to guide the process. Users are encouraged to identify people and partners that will help champion their cause. In addition, the packet helps users identify clear goals, objectives, activities and evaluation techniques. Supporting materials are included to assist the user, including PSAs, food policy reports, helpful hints, questionnaire, worksheets, a sample policy and an evaluation module.

Also included are real examples from Maine, background information, presentation materials on PowerPoint to help gather interested parties and partners for the project, and adult and youth fact sheets. Each fact is referenced to a specific study. Some of these refer to statistics specific to Maine, which may need to be altered for use in other states. Other information in the background material and presentation are also specific to Maine. The real Maine examples included in the online packet are for “Using Social Support Networks to Increase Physical Activity”, not “Creating Environments that Increase Fruit and Vegetable Consumption” and are listed incorrectly in the Table of Contents.

Action packets are all available online at the web site below. They can be downloaded as a complete packet or in sections.

For other action packets, see:

View/download files: 
Physical Activity and Nutrition (PAN) Packets (HTML):
Complete Action Packet (PDF|5.73MB):
Contact the Distributor:
    Distributor: Maine Nutrition Network
    Contact: Lori Kaley
    Mail: 45 Commerce Drive, Suite 11
Augusta, ME 04330
    Phone: 207-626-5258
    Cost: 0.00 per booklet
    Avail. in Qty: No

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