Chapter 3 Everyone Has a Role in Supporting Healthy Eating Patterns

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Creating and Supporting Healthy Choices

As shown in the Social-Ecological Model, a multitude of choices, messages, individual resources, and other factors affect the food and physical activity choices an individual makes, and these decisions are rarely made in isolation. The following section describes the various components in the Social-Ecological Model and how they play a role in influencing the decisions individuals make about foods and physical activity. Ideas for engaging these components in collaborative ways to influence individual decisions, and ultimately social and cultural norms and values to align with the Dietary Guidelines, are provided.