The Food Action in Recreation Environments (FARE) project uses a collaborative, evidence-based approach to policy change to promote healthy food environments through policy in Edmonton and area recreational facilities. Through this website you will find a collection of policy tools and resources that serve as a one-stop-shop for individuals and communities looking to create healthier eating environments in recreational facilities.
Where did the idea for FARE come from?
Facilitating the use of policy to make healthier eating easier in recreational facilities is a strategic priority for the Alberta Policy Coalition for Chronic Disease Prevention (APCCP).
Recognizing that local communities have an important role in promoting policy change and sharing policy learning with other communities, the APCCP initiated the Food Action in Recreation Environments (FARE) project in 2015.
Who is involved?
The Alberta Policy Coalition for Chronic Disease Prevention (APCCP) is a coalition of 17 organizations across Alberta who have come together to coordinate efforts, generate evidence and advocate for policy change to reduce chronic disease risk in Alberta.
The APCCP promotes and facilitates evidence-based policies in Alberta communities, schools and workplaces for:
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Policy Opportunity Windows - Engaging Research Uptake in Practice (POWER UP!) - 2013-2016- was a team of researchers, practitioners and policy makers who have come together to gather and share evidence on chronic disease prevention with Canadians - all in one place.
POWER UP! brought together four organizations:
Quebec Public Health Association
University of Alberta, School of Public Health
Alberta Policy Coalition for Chronic Disease Prevention
Department of Health and Social Services of the Government of Northwest Territories
POWER UP! collaborated with FARE on the policy story project.
Funding for the APCCP is provided by the Heart and Stroke Foundation for 2016-2017. This project is also generously supported by a grant from the Edmonton Community Foundation.