New resource on accessing healthy food in the age of COVID-19. Featuring local government policies that accelerate, prioritize or facilitate food access during the pandemic.
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Towns, cities and counties are using policy to support healthy eating in many ways. The Healthy Food Policy Project has developed an online policy database to help communities identify local laws that can improve access to healthy food across the food system. These laws can focus on socially disadvantaged groups, and approach health holistically to include environmental and economic goals. We will explain how the database was developed, the range of policies it includes, and demonstrate how it can be used to support healthy eating policy work across a wide array of communities.
Join the first webinar in a series to learn how Prince George’s County, MD is advancing equity through food policy. The Healthy Food Policy Project (HFPP) identifies and elevates local laws that seek to promote access to healthy food, and also contribute to strong local economies, an improved environment, and health equity, with a focus on socially disadvantaged and marginalized groups. HFPP’s new, online resource (www.healthyfoodpolicyproject.org) includes a curated, searchable database of local laws that promote access to healthy food, in-depth case studies that showcase healthy food policy initiatives around the country, and a crosswalk of local laws and policies organized by food system category. Speakers: Sally Mancini Director of Advocacy Resources UConn Rudd Center for Food Policy & Obesity Sydney Daigle, Program Manager, Institute for Public Health Innovation; Director of Prince George's County Food Equity Council and Campaign Manager for the HEAL Cities and Towns Campaign of the Mid-Atlantic Kim Rush Lynn, Agriculture Marketing Specialist, University of MD Extension in Prince George’s County Co-chair, Prince George’s County Food Equity Council