October 6, 2015 8:33 PMCategory: Nutrition

Defining Food Deserts

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The American Planning Association Food Systems Planning Interest Group (FIG) is a coalition of planners and allied professionals who have come together to advance food systems planning at the local, regional, state, or national level. FIG provides networking opportunities for professionals engaged in food systems planning; professional development and mentoring opportunities for new and seasoned planners wishing to […]

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July 20, 2015 7:25 PMCategory: Nutrition

Combating Food Deserts: Creating Healthier Communities through Planning

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It is estimated that 30-40 percent  of food grown, processed, and transported in the U.S. this year will be wasted.  Still, Feeding America estimates that 49 million Americans are considered food insecure and nearly 23.5 million live in food deserts. The USDA defines food deserts as urban neighborhoods and rural towns without ready access to […]

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