Million Calorie Reduction Match

09 Jan 2012

Healthy Memphis Common Table’s Million Calorie Reduction Match population health project is a collaboration among many partners to address the diet and exercise habits of the citizens of City of Memphis and Shelby County, TN to address a local obesity epidemic. The policies advanced by the project are aimed at transforming the food and physical activity environments in multiple organizations and community venues. Targeted organizations include local municipalities (policy changes targeted to effect all public buildings), major employers, nonprofits, and churches. Deliverables will include the creation of policies that require healthy options in food and beverage machines, limiting desserts at meetings to fruit or smaller portions, requiring caterers to provide calorie-counts on food, encouraging physical activity during the work day, and reorienting public spaces to encourage physical activity.