November 12, 2015 10:07 PMCategory: Nutrition

Healthy Corner Stores

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The Kenton County Plan4Health Coalition (KCP4H) is tackling food systems — and access to healthy food — in northern Kentucky. The coalition is integrating planning and public health to support healthy, vibrant communities for the 40,000 residents living just south of Cincinnati. Recently, Kenton County was able to address public health through official planning efforts. […]

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October 22, 2015 6:37 PMCategory: Nutrition

What Does Policy Change Look Like?

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We know that policy, systems, and environmental (PSE) work will create comprehensive, holistic change in our communities. But, sometimes it’s difficult to see the impact of PSEs right away. The Johns Hopkins Center for a Livable Future (CLF) launched an annual food policy photo contest to show us what great PSE work looks like.  The CLF’s […]

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August 7, 2015 5:50 PMCategory: Nutrition

U.S. Not Getting Daily Intake of Fruit and Veggies

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Recently, the CDC released a report that calls attention to the average number of fruits and vegetable that are eaten by people in each state. We wanted to share this post from Mother Jones, which shows a very clear chart of which states have the highest percentage of daily intake consuming fresh produce. USDA’s “… guidelines suggest that […]

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July 13, 2015 2:42 AMCategory: Nutrition

Putting Federal Policies to Work: The Role of Local and State Food Policy Councils

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Recently, the John Hopkins’ Center for a Livable Future released a webinar with a how-to guide for local/state food policy councils to engage with policy at the federal level and just why it matters. This resource has been made available by the Food Policy Networks Project. Food policy is an integral piece when considering ways […]

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