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Nutrition/Metabolic 

· Indicators of nutrient deficiencies. 

· Obesity rates or percentages: Compare to CDC statistics. 

· Affordability of food/available discounts or food programs and usage (e.g., WIC, food boxes, soup kitchens, meals-on-wheels, food stamps, senior discounts, employee discounts, etc.).

· Availability of water (e.g., number and quality of drinking fountains).

· Fast food and junk food accessibility (vending machines). 

· Evidence of healthy food consumption or unhealthy food consumption (trash, long lines, observations, etc.).

· Provisions for special diets, if applicable.

· For schools (in addition to above):

o Nutritional content of food in cafeteria and vending machines: Compare to ARS 15-242/The Arizona Nutrition Standards (or other state standards based on residence)

o Amount of free or reduced lunch

Elimination (Environmental Health Concerns) – 

· Common air contaminants’ impact on the community.

· Noise. 

· Waste disposal. 

· Pest control: Is the community notified of pesticides usage? 

· Hygiene practices (laundry services, hand washing, etc.).

· Bathrooms: Number of bathrooms; inspect for cleanliness, supplies, if possible.

· Universal precaution practices of health providers, teachers, members (if applicable).

· Temperature controls (e.g., within buildings, outside shade structures).

· Safety (committee, security guards, crossing guards, badges, locked campuses).