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An audit of local government planning tools for their potential use in addressing community food and nutrition issues.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20406146     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
ISSUES ADDRESSED: This project aimed to identify how local government planning tools could be used to influence physical and policy environments to support healthy eating behaviours in communities. METHODS: An audit of Queensland's legislative and non-legislative local government planning tools was conducted by a public health nutritionist to assess their potential use in addressing strategies to achieve positive nutrition outcomes. Ten strategies were identified and covered the following themes: improving access to healthy foods and drinks; increasing access to breastfeeding facilities; decreasing fast food outlet density; and unhealthy food advertising. RESULTS: The audit found that all of the 10 strategies to achieve positive nutrition outcomes could be considered through three or more of the planning tools. CONCLUSION: Based on the findings of this audit, local government planning tools provide opportunities to address food and nutrition issues and contribute toward creating physical and policy environments that support healthy eating behaviours.
Elizabeth Good; Melinda Hammond; Caroline Martin; Catherine Burns; Anita Groos
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Health promotion journal of Australia : official journal of Australian Association of Health Promotion Professionals     Volume:  21     ISSN:  1036-1073     ISO Abbreviation:  Health Promot J Austr     Publication Date:  2010 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-04-21     Completed Date:  2010-06-22     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9710936     Medline TA:  Health Promot J Austr     Country:  Australia    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  5-11     Citation Subset:  IM    
Queensland Health.
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MeSH Terms
Community Health Planning / legislation & jurisprudence,  methods,  standards*
Consumer Participation
Health Promotion* / legislation & jurisprudence,  methods,  standards
Local Government*
Nutrition Policy / legislation & jurisprudence*
Outcome and Process Assessment (Health Care)*

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