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New Report Highlights Strategies for Healthy Food, Healthy Communities

Publication: PolicyLink

PolicyLink report showcases successful food access programs

Residents in low-income neighborhoods often have limited access to healthy foods, but programs across the country are helping to revitalize communities and increase access to food that is both healthy and affordable. A new PolicyLink report, Healthy Food, Healthy Communities: Improving Access and Opportunities through Food Retailing, discusses how this issue is being addressed, provides examples of several successful programs, and showcases the important role state and local governments play. The report also highlights three of the most promising strategies for bringing healthy food to communities: developing new grocery stores, improving the selection and quality of food in existing smaller stores, and starting and sustaining farmers’ markets.

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