Healthy Food and Beverage Standards

Kim Sun Kitchen Chinese RestaurantThe food environment affects community health. Research shows the availability, affordability, and marketing of foods and beverages in stores, restaurants, schools, workplaces, healthcare settings, and other places where residents spend their time have a substantial impact on diet and diet-related disease. In the context of the Champion Provider Fellowship program, healthy food and beverage standards are a set of requirements that define the types of foods and beverages available and the way they are promoted in stores, restaurants, schools, workplaces, healthcare settings, and other places where individuals can get food.

On this page, you will find information and resources to support policy, system and environmental changes designed to increase access to affordable and nutritious food and beverages. We have also highlighted Champion Provider Fellows that are currently engaged in food security work. We have provided a highlighted a toolkit developed by the UCSF research group SugarScience, on how to implement an organization-wide Healthy Beverage Initiative, leading to the removal of sugar-sweetened beverages.

Dr. Shakalpi Pendurkar

Champion Provider Fellow and Dentist in Santa Clara County, Dr. Shakalpi Pendurkar has remained committed to oral health, through multiple avenues:

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