APCCP News and Announcements
Results from our School Food Survey are now available!
During the 2014/2015 academic year, the Alberta Policy Coalition for Chronic Disease Prevention (APCCP), Alberta Food Matters (AFM), and University of Alberta researchers conducted a survey of school principals in Alberta to understand their perceptions of the school food environment.
The purpose of the survey was to provide a snapshot of school food in the province of Alberta. More specifically, the survey aimed to provide a better understanding of the types of school food programs, policies and initiatives in place within Alberta schools.
To review survey findings, click here. The final report includes a presentation of survey results, as well as a glossary of terms, demographic information, study limitations, and a discussion of main findings.
It is our hope that findings from the survey help to celebrate the many successful activities currently in place to promote healthy school food in Alberta, as well as inform future activities in this area.
The new Policy Readiness Tool (PRT) website is live!
The PRT is a self-administered questionnaire that can be used to assess a community or organization's readiness for policy change. The newly launched PRT website includes updated content and new interactive elements, such as a community page and online resource database
Recommendations for a Levy on Sugary Drinks in Alberta
The APCCP is calling on the Alberta Government to establish a levy on sugary drinks in Alberta. The following submission provides an overview of the negative impacts of sugary drinks and the potential benefits of a sugary drinks levy for the province.