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Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2012
Level County
State(s) All States
Source Mayors Innovation Project
Policy Areas Health, Children & Families, Democracy & Governance, Food
Within cities, residents face stark disparities in their access to fresh, healthy produce, with low-income communities often the most affected by this limited access. Inequitable access to food perpetuates poor health outcomes among low-income populations and undermines efforts to...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2012
Level County
State(s) All States
Source ChangeLab Solutions
Policy Areas Health, Children & Families, Democracy & Governance, Food, Economic Justice, Civil Rights
Bringing a grocery store into an underserved neighborhood not only makes fresh produce and other healthy food more accessible, it can provide livingwage jobs, raise the value of surrounding property, and anchor and attract additional businesses to the neighborhood. A wide range of...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2010
Level County
State(s) All States
Source ChangeLab Solutions
Policy Areas Health, Children & Families, Democracy & Governance, Food, Public Spaces
Passing a local resolution is one way for communities to promote obesity prevention policies. This report outlines NPLAN's model obesity prevention resolution, explaining how it works and the specific policies it promotes. It focuses on ten areas of improvement: (1) the built environment,...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2017
Level County
State(s) All States
Source Grassroots Change
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Democracy & Governance, Children & Families, Health, Environment & Natural Resources, Food
Many policies that help make healthier foods available to families start locally. But what if your state lawmakers suddenly passed legislation that took away the ability of community members, city councils, school districts, and counties to help prevent heart disease, stroke, and...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2012
Level County
State(s) All States
Source Mayors Innovation Project
Policy Areas Food, Health, Children & Families
This guide focuses on the role that regional food hubs play in addressing the distribution challenges faced by producers and increasing access to larger markets. The guide addresses frequently asked questions about regional food hubs, including their definition, impacts, barriers...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2018
Level City or Town, County, State
State(s) All States
Source ChangeLab Solutions
Policy Areas Health, Finance & Procurement, Food
Government agencies often procure goods, including food, for use by employees, students, and community members. Generally, when a state or local agency purchases food, the agency uses a competitive process to find the supplier who can provide the lowest-priced goods. However, when...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2013
Level City or Town
State(s) All States
Source Mayors Innovation Project
Policy Areas Food, Democracy & Governance, Environment & Natural Resources, Community Development, Public Spaces, Health, Children & Families
This report examines opportunities for cities to invest in innovative business models and approaches to address local food systems challenges. It suggests investing in supply-side infrastructure in rural areas, focusing on value addition from regional farms and technology development...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2012
Level County
State(s) All States
Source ChangeLab Solutions
Policy Areas Health, Children & Families, Democracy & Governance, Food, Economic Justice, Civil Rights
For millions of Americans, accessing healthy food is no easy matter. In low-income communities, liquor stores and gas stations proliferate, while farmers' markets are hard to find. Nationally, 11.5 million low-income people live in low-income areas where the nearest supermarket is...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2017
Level County
State(s) All States
Source Grassroots Change
Policy Areas Democracy & Governance, Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Health, Children & Families, Food, Environment & Natural Resources
Coordinated messaging from industry lobbyists and state legislators who support preemption is similar or identical across issues and states. This document lays out a number of predictable pro-preemption statements or messages, followed by accurate messages you can use to refute them,...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2011
Level City or Town
State(s) All States
Source National Policy & Legal Analysis Network to Prevent Childhood Obesity
Policy Areas Health, Children & Families, Food, Environment & Natural Resources, Economic Justice, Community Development, Public Spaces
This policy outlines how zoning laws can be used to facilitate urban agriculture in order to promote public health, environmental sustainability, and economic prosperity. It explains where urban farming should be located, how it can be legally approved, and the standards that should...

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