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Guidelines, Recommendations, Adaptations Including Disability (GRAIDs)

To help communities create environments that promote good nutrition and physical activity, the CDC initiated the Common Community Measures for Obesity Prevention Project to identify a set of strategies that communities and local governments can use for obesity reduction and prevention.

The 24 strategies created using the expert panel process are divided into six categories: 1) strategies to promote the availability of affordable healthy food and beverages, 2) strategies to support healthy food and beverage choices, 3) a strategy to encourage breastfeeding, 4) strategies to encourage physical activity or limit sedentary activity among children and youth, 5) strategies to create safe communities that support physical activity, and 6) a strategy to encourage communities to organize for change.

Criteria   Framework  Wording Rules  Expert Panel Members

More information on the CDC strategies including the current GRAIDs can be found here: Reduce Obesity-Strategies