Access to Healthy Food
'Food Deserts' May Not Be Biggest Factor in Nutrition Discrepancies
According to one recent study, regional culture plays a major part in how healthily people eat. Supply may be less of a factor than demand.
L.A. Restaurant Charges Based on Neighborhood Income
Meals at a Los Angeles restaurant will priced according to the income of the surrounding neighborhood.
Study: Location Matters for Farmers' Markets
Research conducted in Flint, Michigan, found that changing the location of the local farmers' market had a dramatic effect in how residents shopped.
Fort Worth Wants Residents to Live Longer
The Texas city is the largest municipality so far to sign onto the Blue Zones Project, an initiative for improving longevity. In a nutshell, Blue Zones wants to make healthy choices the easy ones.
7 Essential Books on the Local Food Movement
Marianne Peters lists seven "classic, must-read" books about the evolving role of locally grown and sold food in the American economy.
What Makes a 'Farmers' Market?'
What constitutes a farmers' market, rather than an outdoor or public market?
How Easy is Walking to the Grocery Store in Your City?
Angie Schmitt shares news of an effort by WalkScore to rank cities based on the ability of residents to access grocery stores on foot. WalkScore invites planners all over country to use their data to improve walkable access to food in cities.
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