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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May 3, 2016 4:50 PMCategory: Nutrition, Physical Activity

Reports from the Healthy Communities Research Community

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Active Living: A new report from the International Physical Activity and Environment Network (IPEN) Adult Study was released online by the Lancet on April 1, 2016 and highlights that adults from 10 countries who lived in the most “active-friendly” neighborhoods did up to 90 minutes more physical activity than those who lived in the least “active-friendly” neighborhoods. […]

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February 26, 2016 9:00 AMCategory: Nutrition

Food Systems for Healthy Places

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The content in this post comes from the Georgia Tech Built Environment and Public Health Clearinghouse “Food Systems for Healthy Places” blog post by Alfonso Morales, PhD. The built environment, food systems, and health are intricately connected in today’s world. Read below for an overview of three projects seeking to improve food systems on a variety […]

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February 1, 2016 10:00 AMCategory: Nutrition

Walkability and Local Food Production in Atlanta

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The Atlanta Regional Commission (ARC) is championing efforts to link planning and public health by developing pedestrian-friendly streets and supporting local food production to improve connectivity and quality of life for people of all ages. In this mini-webinar, Manager Dan Reuter and Principal Planner Allison Duncan of the Community Development division of the ARC speak about […]

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