Developing an assessment process for promoting healthy eating in the school and home

The Foundation's initiative, Healthy Eating by Design, seeks to affect favorably the food environment for school-aged youth and their families.This programmatic effort is part of a much larger effort to identify an integrated set of initiatives that address policy and environmental solutions, communications strategies and tactics, and school and/or community-based partnerships that will increase access to healthy food choices. The grantee will assess the current food environment in its target area and conduct a process evaluation documenting the successes of and lessons learned from its 18-month initiative. The Albuquerque Alliance for Active Living will create a subcommittee of Healthy Eating by Design (HED) with Valle Vista Elementary School, Albuquerque Public Schools' Food Services and Nutrition Department (APS), and Farm to Table/Farm to School. The HED team will develop an assessment process that will examine the current food intake situation at Valle Vista School, provide fresh fruit during the school's snack-times, sponsor field trips to farms and other "healthy food" sites, and promote healthy eating in the home. The team will then develop a new snack policy for the APS district's draft Wellness Policy and support passage of the entire policy, and recommend how to integrate "Fresh Snacks" at Valle Vista and other schools.

Grant Details

Amount Awarded $50,000.00

Awarded on: 5/23/2005

Time frame: 6/15/2005 - 4/30/2007

Grant Number: 53318


1000 Friends of New Mexico

P.O. Box 26176
Albuquerque, 87125-6176


Joanne McEntire
Project Director