Making healthy choices isn’t just about having self-discipline. In some communities, it is easy to get fresh and affordable produce, while in other communities people are limited to fast food outlets and convenience stores with less healthy choices. The most supportive environments make healthy choices the easiest choices.Supportive environments highlight image

We need to make the places where people live, learn, work and play, such as schools, hospitals, workplaces and cities, supportive environments, or supportive settings. When these environments are supportive they foster participation in health and offer people protection from factors that can threaten good health.

Creating supportive environments may include: