Published on December 10, 2007
Community Inventory Moses Lake: Community Inventory Moses Lake Factors which affect nutrition and physical activity choices June - August 2002 Community Inventory Goals: Community Inventory Goals Assess factors which affect nutrition & physical activity choices in Moses Lake Assist AC members to determine what project(s) are appropriate for the community Healthy Communities, Healthy Living Planning Document: Healthy Communities, Healthy Living Planning Document Enhanced opportunities for recreation & physical education Increased access to healthy foods Assurance that transportation, urban planning, & public safety systems support active lifestyles Methods: Community Action Info / Training Development Recruitment Sample audit Methods 1. Recreation & physical education: 1. Recreation & physical education 1. Recreation & physical educationSchools: 1. Recreation & physical education Schools School district has a written policy requiring P.E. K-12 P.E. per week Elementary: 60 minutes Middle: 250 minutes High school: 450 minutes School district has started to implement the Health & Fitness EALRs 1. Recreation & physical educationFacilities : 1. Recreation & physical education Facilities Community Schools serves to interface with the public regarding public use of buildings, community improvement classes, & school-related volunteer activities All school with indoor rec facilities are available based on priority areas: 1st: School activities 2nd: Parks ‘n Rec 3rd: Other programs All schools with outdoor rec facilities available to the public after priority areas have been accommodated 1. Recreation & physical educationProgramming : 1. Recreation & physical education Programming Organized athletics Aquatic Center Cal Ripken Yoga City of Moses Lake Walking Program Walk Across Washington Spring Festival Kayaking Kickboxing Karate Thai Chi Special Olympics Physical activity & strengthening Dancing Skate Park Parks & Recreation Facilities Parks & Recreation Facilities Parks & Recreation Facilities The Learning Center Moses Lake – City Hall Moses Lake Parks & Recreation Facilities Parks & Recreation Facilities Parks & Recreation Facilities Marital Arts Academy Marital Arts Academy Parks & Recreation Facilities Hospital Senior Center Parks & Recreation Facilities 2. Access to healthy foods: 2. Access to healthy foods 2. Access to healthy foodsBreastfeeding: 2. Access to healthy foods Breastfeeding Samaritan Hospital is not considered a ‘Baby Friendly Hospital’ by BFHI standards supported by WHO / UNICEF ML does not have an official ‘Breastfeeding Friendly’ program for workplaces & business, but . . . Moses Lake Clinic Community Health Hospital ASMI Mothers breastfeeding in ML Early postpartum 90% At 2 months 50% At 6 months 20% At 1 year - - 2. Access to healthy foodsFarmers market & CSA: 2. Access to healthy foods Farmers market & CSA Columbia Basin Farmers Market Saturday AM – mid-June through late October Wednesday PM – mid-July through mid-September ML & Grant County farmers represented 1 farmer sells apples & resells oranges to MLSD 5-A-Day message promoted Food bank receives inkind donations from local processing plants & houses the Gleaning program Slide12: 2. Access to healthy foods Schools: Lunchline * ES no food vending, but Fruitopia; no a la carte 2. Access to healthy foodsSchools: Lunchline: 2. Access to healthy foods Schools: Lunchline How congruent are breakfast & lunch programs with Dietary Guidelines for Americans? Scale: ‘1not well at all’ to ‘5 extremely well’ 50% of ES had 5’s! Possible association with low SES 5 star salad bar Nutrition education 2. Access to healthy foodsGrocery stores & markets: 2. Access to healthy foods Grocery stores & markets Quality scale: “1 = poor”; “2=good”; “3=excellent” 2. Access to healthy foodsEating establishments: 2. Access to healthy foods Eating establishments Healthful food and beverage options include low-fat, low-calorie, nutrient-dense foods 2. Access to healthy foodsConvenience stores: 2. Access to healthy foods Convenience stores Healthful food and beverage options include low-fat, low-calorie, nutrient-dense foods 11 stores assessed 9.7 healthful food options 1 store with bicycle facilities 9 stores 2 stores 1 store ‘1-25’ car parking ‘101+’ car parking ‘26-50’ car parking 2. Access to healthy foodsProgramming: 2. Access to healthy foods Programming Diabetes class WIC / MSS Breastfeeding class Food Assistance Congregate meals Home delivered meals Weight loss Extension Family Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP) Farmers Market Hospital Community Health Moses Lake Clinic Food Bank / Community Services of Moses Lake Home and Community Services Offices Senior Center Senior Center TOPS WSU Cooperative Extension Civic Center 3. Infrastructure & built environment: 3. Infrastructure & built environment Slide19: Miles of street: Miles of street with sidewalk on at least 1 side: Proportion of streets with sidewalk on at least 1 side: Miles of bikepath, separated from roadway Miles of shared path (bikeped) available: 267 miles 97 miles 36.3% 19 miles 8-foot: 1.7 miles 10-foot: 23.5 miles 3. Infrastructure & built environment Public works supporting PA Sidewalks of all widths, except for those in the central business district, are available for bikeped transportation 3. Infrastructure & built environmentWalkability: 3. Infrastructure & built environment Walkability 27 walks taken 16 sections Individual scales ‘1 awful’ to ‘6 excellent’ Overall scale 26-30 Celebrate! 21-25 Celebrate a little . . . 16-20 Okay, but needs work. 11-15 Needs a lot of work 5-10 Call out the NG . . . 3. Infrastructure & built environmentBikeability: 3. Infrastructure & built environment Bikeability 23 rides taken 14 sections Individual scales ‘1 awful’ to ‘6 excellent’ Overall scale 26-30 Celebrate! 21-25 Pretty good . . 16-20 Okay, but not ideal. 11-15 Poor – call the mayor! 5-10 Oh dear . . . 3. Infrastructure & built environmentBikeability: Safety Surface Intersections Drivers Ease Overall score Scale 26-30 Celebrate! 21-25 Pretty good . . 16-20 Okay, but not ideal. 11-15 Poor – call the mayor! 5-10 Oh dear . . . 3. Infrastructure & built environment Bikeability 3. Infrastructure & built environmentSchools & walk / bikeability: 3. Infrastructure & built environment Schools & walk / bikeability Moses Lake end of the year enrollment: 6395 No schools in New fire station, Gillete park, or Cascade valley sections 3. Infrastructure & built environmentPedestrian / bike safety 2001: 3. Infrastructure & built environment Pedestrian / bike safety 2001 Block watch program within city limits – 66 areas are involved. Community oriented policing in county.