Healthy, Safe, and Accessible Food

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Ends on:Friday, April 1, 2011

The Healthy, Safe, and Accessible Food Quality of Life Indicators help us measure the extent to which we live in An Alexandria where all residents can access safe & healthy foods & are able to practice healthy eating habits.

What are Quality of Life Indicators?

The Partnership for a Healthier Alexandria is collaborating wtih ACT for Alexandria and Virginia Tech to develop a better way to inform key decisions in Alexandria – through “quality of life indicators.” Quality of life indicators are the answers to the question, “What matters most to the people who live in Alexandria?”

How do I vote?

To vote for the indicators in this category, you must register on ACTion Alexandria. You have a total of 10 votes to assign in each indicator category, and can assign those votes to as many or as few indicators in each category as you like. Simple click on the "Add Your Vote" link under each solution to vote.

What will you do with my responses?

Your votes will be collected and combined with feedback from two Speak Up! Take ACTion! townhall meetings and summarized on ACTion Alexandria by the sponsoring organizations on April 18th. For more information on how the Quality of Life Indicators project, visit Community Health Assessment of MAPP.

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Ideas

% Children & adolescents who eat 5 or more fruits/vegetables a day
Tracy Viselli
2/5/2011

% children & adolescents who eat 5 or more fruits/vegetables a day

(Access Safe & Healthy Foods, Source: YRBS)

15 Supports
1 Comment
% Reduction of foodborne illness risk factors & public health interventions violations in city restaurants
Tracy Viselli
2/5/2011

% reduction of foodborne illness risk factors & public health interventions violations in city restaurants

(Food Safety, Source: AHD Environmental Health)

14 Supports
0 Comments
Brenda Coleman
2/15/2011

Fresh produce should be available to all people regardless of income. Create a program in Alexandria that will make it possible for people using EBT/WIC/Food Stamps to purchase fresh produce at the Farmer Markets located in Alexandria. At each location, there can be a help-desk where people can...

14 Supports
% Adults who report eating 5 or more fruits/vegetables a day
Tracy Viselli
2/5/2011

% adults who report eating 5 or more fruits/vegetables a day

(Access Safe & Healthy Foods, Source: BRFSS)

13 Supports
0 Comments
% Eligible residents (defined as those Medicaid eligible by the state) who access WIC program
Tracy Viselli
2/5/2011

% eligible residents (defined as those Medicaid eligible by the state) who access WIC program

(Access Safe & Healthy Foods, Source: WIC/VDH)

10 Supports
0 Comments
% Retail food establishments that accept state/federal food assistance programs
Tracy Viselli
2/5/2011

% retail food establishments that accept state/federal food assistance programs

(Access Safe & Healthy Foods, Source: TBD)

8 Supports
0 Comments
# Investigations of confirmed foodborne illness outbreaks associated with Alexandria food establishments
Tracy Viselli
2/5/2011

# of investigations of confirmed foodborne illness outbreaks associated with Alexandria food establishments

(Food Safety, Source: AHD CD Unit)

8 Supports
0 Comments
% Adults who report eating 5 or more fruits/vegetables a day
Tracy Viselli
2/5/2011

% adults who report eating 5 or more fruits/vegetables a day

(Access Safe & Healthy Foods, Source: BRFSS)

13 Supports
0 Comments
% Children & adolescents who eat 5 or more fruits/vegetables a day
Tracy Viselli
2/5/2011

% children & adolescents who eat 5 or more fruits/vegetables a day

(Access Safe & Healthy Foods, Source: YRBS)

15 Supports
1 Comment
% Eligible residents (defined as those Medicaid eligible by the state) who access WIC program
Tracy Viselli
2/5/2011

% eligible residents (defined as those Medicaid eligible by the state) who access WIC program

(Access Safe & Healthy Foods, Source: WIC/VDH)

10 Supports
0 Comments
% Retail food establishments that accept state/federal food assistance programs
Tracy Viselli
2/5/2011

% retail food establishments that accept state/federal food assistance programs

(Access Safe & Healthy Foods, Source: TBD)

8 Supports
0 Comments
# Investigations of confirmed foodborne illness outbreaks associated with Alexandria food establishments
Tracy Viselli
2/5/2011

# of investigations of confirmed foodborne illness outbreaks associated with Alexandria food establishments

(Food Safety, Source: AHD CD Unit)

8 Supports
0 Comments
% Reduction of foodborne illness risk factors & public health interventions violations in city restaurants
Tracy Viselli
2/5/2011

% reduction of foodborne illness risk factors & public health interventions violations in city restaurants

(Food Safety, Source: AHD Environmental Health)

14 Supports
0 Comments
Brenda Coleman
2/15/2011

Fresh produce should be available to all people regardless of income. Create a program in Alexandria that will make it possible for people using EBT/WIC/Food Stamps to purchase fresh produce at the Farmer Markets located in Alexandria. At each location, there can be a help-desk where people can...

14 Supports