Promote Healthy Eating Active Living

ACS CAN will work with policymakers to plan, implement and evaluate HEAL priority issues:

  • Establish science-based nutrition standards for all foods and beverages sold or served in schools.
  • Increase the quantity and improving the quality of physical education in K-12 schools, supplemented by additional school-based physical activity.
  • Increase funding for policy, scientific and population-based research and interventions focused on improving nutrition, increasing physical activity and reducing obesity, with the ultimate goal of reducing cancer risk.
  • Support and evaluate sugar-sweetened beverage taxes that meet ACS CAN’s policy criteria.
  • Secure funding for infrastructure and programs aimed at increasing physical activity in transportation and recreation.
  • Establish nutrition guidelines for foods and beverages provided or sold in government buildings. 
  • Increase access to healthy foods.