Food Service Guidelines: Supporting Healthy Worksites Toolkit

OPCE developed a document with practical guidance and resources to use when developing, adopting, implementing, and evaluating food service guidelines. These guidelines are intended to help CHSC coordinators consider the range of settings where they can influence healthy food options, and to showcase useful resources and tools. Champions within an organization can also use these guidelines to improve their worksite nutritional environments.

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Comparison of Nutrition Guidelines for Prepared Food

Increasing access to healthier foods and beverages in public places is a fast-growing movement across the country. This resource provides comparisons of nutrition-based and food-based standards for prepared foods sold or served at catered meetings and events, cafeterias and cafes, concessions stands, university campuses, and other public and private food service settings. Also included is a comparison of beverage standards for food service settings.

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NYSDOH Healthy Workplace Food Initiative (Publication #1625)

The worksites toolkit can be download from the NYS DOH website at the link included. Hard copies of the toolkit packets can also be ordered, free of charge, from the NYS Distribution Center. Toolkits are intended for use by CHSC grantees and their subcontractors and can be provided to worksites, organizations, hospitals etc. in support of your work to establish standards for foods purchased and/or served. To place an order with the NYS Distribution Center, please follow the instructions below:
Send an email to: b0019w@health.ny.gov
Include:
– Publication number (see above for publication number)
– Quantity requesting
– Mailing address (Note: Publications cannot be mailed to a PO Box)

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NYSDOH Healthy Hospital Food Initiative (Publication #1624)

The hospitals toolkit can be download from the NYS DOH website at the link included. Hard copies of the toolkit packets can also be ordered, free of charge, from the NYS Distribution Center. Toolkits are intended for use by CHSC grantees and their subcontractors and can be provided to worksites, organizations, hospitals etc. in support of your work to establish standards for foods purchased and/or served. To place an order with the NYS Distribution Center, please follow the instructions below:
Send an email to: b0019w@health.ny.gov
Include:
– Publication number (see above for publication number)
– Quantity requesting
– Mailing address (Note: Publications cannot be mailed to a PO Box)

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Implementing Healthier Food Service Guidelines in Hospital and Federal Worksite Cafeterias

To better understand the facilitators and barriers of implementing healthy food service guidelines, CDC’s Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Obesity (DNPAO) supported a project by the North Carolina Institute of Public Health (NCIPH) to examine five hospitals and four federal worksite food service operators across the country. The findings are published in the Journal of Human Nutrition and Dietetics and describe the experiences of food service operators in implementing healthy food service guidelines and identifies implementation facilitators and barriers. NCIPH conducted additional follow-up with food service operators that were most successful in implementing the food service guidelines and published five Success Stories at the following websites that highlight the implementation challenges and solutions and synthesized keys to success for each individual hospital or federal worksite food service operator.

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Vending Labeling Fact Sheet

The Center for Science in the Public Interest and Voices for Healthy Kids developed a fact sheet on vending labeling. This document includes the requirements of the national vending labeling law and information about healthier vending, including evaluations of initiatives, consumer demand, and the business case for offering healthier products. Share this fact sheet with participating worksites and other stakeholders to support healthier vending.

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An Intervention to Increase Availability of Healthy Foods and Beverages in New York City Hospitals: The Healthy Hospital Food Initiative, 2010-2014

This journal article was published by CDC in Preventing Chronic Disease: Public Health Research, Practice, and Policy. The article is a report on an intervention in New York City hospitals to improve nutrition in all venues where food is served. The article can be accessed at the following link or on the CDC’s website.

Healthy Hospitals NYC

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Healthy School Food Policies: A Checklist

With the help of health and community activists, legislators, parents, and school officials, the Urban and Environmental Policy Institute developed this extensive checklist in June 2005. The checklist covers the school environment, quality, and educational opportunities regarding food, using reliable sources, for school administrators to replicate within their own organizations.

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