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Husky Nutrition at Farmers Market

Husky Nutrition Programs

Husky Nutrition Programs strive to decrease disparities in food and nutrition-related conditions and diseases, food security and food access.

Community engagement projects are organized under two themes: those directed at changing food-related and physical activity behavior in adults, families and children, and those directed at systems-level changes to improve access to healthy food and encourage opportunities for being physically active.


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Overview of SHAPE

SHAPE

State Public Health Actions to Prevent and Control Diabetes, Heart Disease, Obesity and Associated Risk Factors and Promote School Health

Chronic diseases are a major public health issue in Connecticut and across the United States. Many chronic diseases have common risk factors. Steps are being taken at the State and Federal level to coordinate approaches to improve prevention and management of chronic diseases.