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5P Community Action Plan

Preparation

Develop a strong community partnership.

Complete a comprehensive Community Food Assessment.

Promotion

Implement a broad, coordinated Morris Healthy Eating communications plan. 

Programs

Provide education for all ages on healthy choices

Provide visual messages at the Morris Campus Health Service and Stevens Community Medical Center on Morris Healthy Eating initiatives; faciliate patient referrals to increase access to high quality nutritious food. 

Policy

Adopt campus and community work place healthy eating policies and practices.

Add fresh fruits and vegetables to Pomme de Terre Food Coop product offerings. 

Morris Healthy Eating Initiative leader Naomi Wente ’13 facilitates partnership with Pomme de Terre Foods Coop

At Stevens Community Medical Center, serve more fruits and vegetables and create a food plan.

Support Morris Area Schools farm-to-school program.

        'Farm to School’ foods gain traction at Morris Area
        Farm to School toolkit

Implement a campus dining wellness plan with key policy initiatives supporting healthy eating.

Physical Environment Changes

Expand access to on-campus and community vegetable gardens.

Increase farmers markets and invest in their future in the community and on campus.

Host healthy food stands and feature “today’s healthy food choices” at Morris farmers markets, groceries and restaurants.

Implement a campus dining wellness plan with key physical environment projects, including the food recommendations from the University of Minnesota, Morris’s new Campus Master Plan.