Healthy Community Zone

TOUCH Resource Manual for Nutrition and Physical Activity in Early Childhood Education

This Toolkit is meant to serve as a guide and resource for municipalities, organizations, and agencies that acknowledge that through a common vision, collaboration and connection to community assets the health and wellbeing of the community can be improved.

Based on the lessons learned of the Broward Healthy Community Zone, the guide provides suggestions on where to begin, who to engage, and how to develop your roadmap to success.

Early Learning Resources

TOUCH Resource Manual for Nutrition and Physical Activity in Early Childhood Education

This extensive resource for Child Care Centers in Broward County was built on the best practices found in the Caring for Our Children: National Health and Safety Performance Standards, 3rd Edition.

It provides tools, lesson plans, activities and best practices that have been demonstrated to help reduce childhood obesity, improve health outcomes, and increase readiness to learn in children served by licensed Child Care Centers.

Caring for Our Children – 3rd Edition

National Health and Safety Performance Standards Guidelines for Early Care and Education Programs

Caring for Our Children, 3rd Edition is a collection of 686 national standards that represent the best evidence, expertise, and experience in the country on quality health and safety practices and policies that should be followed in today’s early care and education settings.

Active Living & Healthy Eating Publications

Summer BreakSpot Mobile Program Activity Guide

This Pilot Project was developed to provide an innovative program whereby children, residing in four of Broward County’s housing authority developments, would receive healthy meals at lunchtime in conjunction with weekly activities related to nutrition, physical activity, tobacco-free environments and tips for healthier living.

This Activity Guide contains detailed weekly plans and instruction to help you recreate this program in your area.

Transforming Communities with Market Gardens

Market Garden projects require more than just soil, water, sun, seeds and people. Market Gardens require all these elements and more to be organized and planned before project implementation. To provide assistance for those interested in having Market Gardens transform their communities, this Planning and Resource Guide outlines the process of developing the necessary partnerships, programs, and policy due diligence to help local governments and community Transforming Communities with Urban Market Gardens partners plan and implement a successful Market Garden project.

Tobacco Free Living Publications

Smoke-Free Multi-Unit Housing Survey Report

The results of this 2012 survey and its key findings provided insight and understanding as to the views of smokers in Broward County as well as their views on smoke-free policies in multi-unit housing.

The findings will helped policy makers and project coordinators have a better understanding of Broward’s needs and views towards their efforts to implement sustainable change in multi-unit dwellings and improve health outcomes related to tobacco smoke exposure in the community.

Smoke Free Housing Toolkit – Managers & Owners

This Smoke-Free Housing Toolkit is provided by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) in partnership with the American Academy of Pediatrics, the American Lung Association, and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

It is a compilation of educational, “how-to” and resource brochures, pamphlets and other information designed to assist owners/management agents of public and assisted multi-family housing who want safer and healthier homes for residents.

Smoke Free Housing Toolkit – Residents

This Smoke-Free Housing Toolkit for Residents is provided by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) in partnership with the American Academy of Pediatrics, the American Lung Association, and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

It is a compilation of educational, “how-to” and resource brochures, pamphlets and other information designed to assist residents living in public and assisted multi-family housing who want safer and healthier homes for themselves and their families.

Healthy & Safe Physical Environments Publications

Broward Complete Streets Guidelines

Provides local governments information on how to design, construct and operate streets to meet the demands of all users, including those who bike, walk, use assistive mobility devices and utilize mass transit, as well as cars. These guidelines were developed using a framework from the “Model Design Manual for Living Streets” for Los Angeles County.

The innovative approach of these guidelines is that it combines the efforts of traditional transportation planners and engineers with those of healthcare planning professionals for a positive impact upon the health of our Broward communities.