Category: Policy Solutions
The Reinvestment Fund’s 2014 update to the Limited Supermarket Access (LSA) study that analyzes access to healthy foods in the U.S. finds that Philadelphia more than halved the number of people without access to healthy foods by introducing full-service stores to areas that had been food deserts. While improvements were seen nationwide, Philadelphia’s success in improving healthy food access makes it a clear leader on this issue.Read More
The Reinvestment Fund announces a select release of its 2014 update to the Limited Supermarket Access (LSA) analysis. The release offers a look at the data for five states—California, Colorado, Florida, Ohio and Virginia. The analysis is part of The Reinvestment Fund’s extensive efforts to address the inadequate and inequitable access to healthy foods in communities across the country.Read More
The Reinvestment Fund (TRF) announces the appointment of a new Policy Advisory Board Member, Pamela Hughes Patenaude. The Policy Advisory Board, which includes renowned academics and practitioners, reviews TRF’s research methods and products and provides feedback and direction.Read More
In many inner-city communities, finding stores that offer quality fresh foods at competitive prices can be difficult. In such areas, residents spend valuable time and money buying groceries outside of their neighborhoods or relying on smaller, more expensive nearby stores often with a limited selection of fresh foods. Bringing healthy food retail to such communities can have benefits that extend beyond meeting local demand for affordable, nutritious foods. Supermarkets can benefit neighborhood health, provide new job opportunities and pave the way for future community investment.
Blog post by Don Hinkle-Brown on www.healthyfoodaccess.org