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The Best Practices Section of the Portal is a searchable list of chronic disease prevention and health promotion interventions which provides program planners and public health practitioners with easy and immediate access to successful public health programs, interventions and policies that have been evaluated and have the potential to be adapted and used.

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…ion, and including 6- and 12-month follow-up data, children in the combined BM/FMS group recorded significantly lower BMI compared with children in the control group. These differences were strengthened with the inclusion of food-frequency and physical activity data across all the time points. Adjusted analyses also found that children in the BM/FMS group were more than 60% less likely to be overweight or obese on average over time (baseline and…

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Obesity Prevention Program at The Dow Chemical Company

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…ariety of work settings” (Goetzel, 2009, p.5). The “combination of two elements had shown to be effective in altering dietary and physical activity behaviors: 1) environmental prompts that encourage employees to make healthy food choices and be physically active; and 2) point-of-choice messages to encourage healthy eating and physical activity, such as the use of signs strategically located in front of stairwells, vending machines, and…

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MEND (Mind, Exercise, Nutrition…Do It!) Program – MEND 7-13

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…vered in a workshop-style lesson format to all parents and children. These lessons alternate between being “Mind” and “Nutrition” focused. They are designed to teach practical skills around nutrition, education about healthy food choices and behaviour change techniques to support the implementation of new habits. During the second portion of the session, the children participate in fun land- or water-based physical activity, while the parents…