Making healthy choices easy choices through architecture is already used in our built environment (e.g. promoted stair usage). In Worcester choice architecture is introduced to restaurants with the project WooFood.
Restaurants can apply to become WooFood certified, which indicates healthy dining options for customers. WooFood criteria include healthy portion sizes, meals with lot’s of fruits & veggies, cooking with whole grains, healthful fats, more entrees with seafood and less with meat…
Australia will sell cigarettes only in plain packages in order to make smoking as less appealing as possible by the end of the year. Cigarette packages will all be dark brown colored with graphic health warnings that cover 70% of the front and 90% of the back.
"With so many countries lined up to ride on Australia’s coattails, what we hope to see is a domino effect for the good of public health" Margaret Chan, Director General of the World Health Organization
Dental Caries in primary teeth is major health concern in the U.S. Up to 50% of children are affected of tooth decay before they turn 5. A condition that impacts not only oral health, but the general health status of a child, as well as his/her school performance.
The Healthy Teeth, Healthy Me program by Sesame Workshop targets children, parents and providers with educational components, such as DVD’s, online games, videos, songs, guidelines, printable materials (e.g. Brushy Brush Chart, Super Teeth Certificate) and more. Key messages for children include: my teeth are important, I need to brush them twice a day, I may need help to take care of my teeth, and my teeth like healthy food. Key messages for parents include: primary teeth are important, I need to help my child to take care of his/her teeth, I take my child to dental check-ups.
The video game Fast Car targets young adults to entertain, educate and change health behavior regarding HIV and AIDS prevention.
UNESCO created the game and takes the player on a journey over all five continents to visit World Heritage sites. The player will be asked HIV and AIDS related questions along the race and receives additionally information about the visited World Heritage site.
The game is free and can be downloaded in English, French, Russia, and Chinese.
The Public Health Partners is a valuable collaboration of knowledge and resources related to Public Health with the mission: helping the public health workforce find and use information effectively to improve and protect the public’s health.