How to Use this Guide

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You will find that on most weekends your community, town or county has fairs, festivals, celebrations, exhibits, fundraisers, concerts or other events where tools can be used. In Marin County, we identified more than 380 such events spread over the year. Just imagine the possibilities and places to start!


This guide is designed for use by anyone involved in organizing a community event, fair, music or art festival, cultural celebration, museum exhibit, concert, sporting event, or fundraiser. It is also a tool for community organizations, schools, health departments, or other community serving agencies looking for new and innovative ways to impact the health of a community. tools can be used. In Marin County,* we identified more than 380 such events spread over the year. Just imagine the possibilities and places to start!

You may be surprised how eager community partners, such as food and other vendors, are to embrace these ideas; yet, others may be 

a bit hesitant at first. With time, they will come to appreciate the positive impacts on their popularity, sales, customers, and revenues; eagerly becoming part of making their communities healthier.

Follow some of the easy and simple steps you’ll find on the following pages. What works in one community may not be so effective in another. Get creative and see what works where you live. sporting event, or fundraiser. It is also a tool for community organizations, schools, health departments, or other community serving agencies looking for new and innovative ways to impact the health of a community. You may be surprised how eager community partners, such as food and other vendors, are to embrace these ideas; yet, others may be a bit hesitant at first. With time, they will come to appreciate the positive impacts on their popularity, sales, customers, and revenues; eagerly becoming part of making their communities healthier.