August 18, 2016 1:33 PMCategory: Nutrition

New Resources for Local Food Systems Planning

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Food systems planning is becoming an increasingly important topic in our communities. Food is a basic need that many take for granted, yet growing a robust local food system can strengthen communities by improving quality of life and helping to meet a variety of environmental, economic, and social goals. Food systems policies and programs can address […]

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January 26, 2016 10:32 PMCategory: Nutrition

Improving Food Access: Examples from across the U.S.

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Our current food system fails to promote public health and suppresses economic opportunity. Diet-related chronic diseases are numerous and include hypertension, diabetes and heart disease. Low-income communities are especially vulnerable to these poor outcomes with low-income communities and communities of color being disproportionately affected. A new report issued by the Union of Concerned Scientists, titled […]

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