Community Health and Food Access: The Local Government Role

Sep 7, 2006

Local governments can help residents stay healthier by supporting policies and programs that encourage healthy eating. Local governments are recognizing the need to create an environment in which all residents have access to affordable and healthy foods in their schools and communities. This guide provides an overview of strategies and approaches that cities and counties can use to improve access to healthy foods, as well as case studies that examine success stories of community gardens, farmers’ markets, food policy councils, and programs for children.


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