From Local Farms to Corner Stores: Increasing Access to Healthy Foods

With an eye to the future, a federally-funded program is underway that is designed to help Americans eat healthier foods and fend off ailments stemming from obesity, including heart disease and diabetes by bringing together retailers, farmers, and consumers. Seattle’s Healthy Foods Here (HFH) program operates synergistically.
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Neighborhoods in Action: Jane Jacobs

A fascinating interview with legendary author, Jane Jacobs, who wrote “The Death and Life of Great American Cities.” The film explores the role of the built environment in physical activity and public health. While Ms. Jacobs doesn’t mention access to good food as one of the issues that need to be addressed, it is implied in her many references to the “corner store.”
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