Making the Healthy Choice the Easy Choice: An Introduction to Policy, Systems, and Environmental Approaches to Promote Healthy Eating and Physical Activity
This online course is designed to meet the needs of professionals working to increase access to healthy food and physical activity options for low-income individuals and families. Nutrition educators and other public health professionals can increase access to healthy food and activity options in communities through the use of policy, systems, and environmental approaches (PSEs). This course provides both an introduction for those new to PSE approaches and a more in-depth overview for those with more experience with PSEs.
Benefits to the Learner
After completing this course, learners will have increased knowledge and skills to be able to:
Define and differentiate between PSEs and other complementary approaches
Identify community needs and opportunities
Build partnerships and collaborations
Create PSE action plans
Implement PSE action plans
Evaluate PSE approaches
Nutrition education and obesity prevention professionals, including those in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Education (SNAP-Ed), the Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP), and public health, working collaboratively to impact local communities.