BOH Resolution #8-12: Adopting the Recommendations of the King County Board of Health School Obesity Prevention Comittee

Jurisdiction Name: King County
State/Province: WA
Country: United States
Type of Government: County
Population: 1,931,249
Population Range: 1 million or more
Policy Links: WebPDF
Policy type: resolution
Year: 2008
GFC Topic: community food security
Keywords: community health, education, food access, food promotion, healthy eating, healthy food, healthy food access, obesity, plan, wellness program
Adopting Government Department(s):

King County Board of Health

Lead Implementing Entity(s): Seattle and King County Public Health, Seattle Public Schools, Communities Putting Prevention to Work
Support Entity(s):

Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Seattle Public Schools,

Funding Amount: $15.51 Million
Funding Sources: Center for Disease Control
Policy Outcome(s):

This policy made way for the Public Health Department of Seattle and King County to implement a program to encourage healthy eating and active living behaviors. The municipality and county reached 1.9 million residents with media, environmental changes, programs and policies that made healthy choices easier. This included assistance with master planning, working with the Seattle Public Schools to change nutrition standards and physical activity, farm to table initiatives, and community health. Through a competitive process, Seattle and King County awarded 55 grants totaling $8.9 Million to schools, local governments, and community organizations, 41 of which went to obesity prevention measures. The evaluation concluded that childhood obesity has declined since the beginning of the project.

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