PolicyLink Releases New Report “Healthy Food, Healthy Communities”
Last Wednesday, First Lady Michelle Obama announced a groundbreaking public-private partnership that has the potential to significantly increase healthy food access in underserved areas, particularly in low-income neighborhoods and communities of color.
Today PolicyLink released the new report, Healthy Food, Healthy Communities: Promising Strategies to Improve Access to Fresh, Healthy Food and Transform Communities, taking a closer look at the impact of this access gap and ongoing strategies to develop new grocery stores, and help existing grocers, farmers markets, bodegas, corner stores and other local food retailers expand their healthy food choices.
Here are additional ways to support or stay informed about healthy food access:
- Read this Roll Call op-ed by PolicyLink and the National Grocers Association on the health and economic benefits of improving healthy food access.
- Get occasional updates on efforts to create a Healthy Food Financing Initiative (HFFI) that would provide one-time loans, grants, and tax credits to support a range of healthy food retail options in underserved low-income communities across the nation.
- Email your legislator directly to ask them to support HFFI.