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The Los Angeles Good Food Purchasing Program: Changing Local Food Systems, One School, Supplier, and Farmer at a Time

In 2011-2012, the Los Angeles Food Policy Council developed the Good Food Purchasing Program (GFPP), an innovative local food procurement policy aimed at building markets for good food to create an equitable food system for all of Los Angeles. Developed through a participatory process that engaged over 100 stakeholders and procurement experts, GFPP commits major government institutions to a...
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Fact Sheets | University of Minnesota Extension, Regional Sustainable Development Partnerships | 2016

Rural Grocery Store Survey: At-a-Glance

This fact sheet is the first in a series that share “at-a-glance” findings from questions related to what it is like to run a grocery store in rural Minnesota. The University of Minnesota Regional Sustainable Development Partnerships (RSDP) worked with the Minnesota Center for Survey Research to conduct a statewide survey of Minnesota’s rural grocers, with the findings presented here. 

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Fact Sheets | Safe Routes to School National Partnership | 2016

Safe Routes to Healthy Food

This fact sheet explores the benefits of making healthy food accessible by foot, bike, or transit, and highlights examples of how businesses, agencies, and nonprofits are taking action to improve transportation options to healthy food.

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Fact Sheets | United States Department of Agriculture | 2015

2014 Farm Bill Implementation: By the Numbers

2014 Farm Bill programs impact every American and millions of people around the world. Since President Obama signed it into law one year ago, USDA has made important progress to implement every title of the 2014 Farm Bill.
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Fact Sheets | ChangeLab Solutions | 2014

Healthier Food for Sale

 This webinar discusses how to identify and leverage financing mechanisms to create healthier food options in local communities, and heard from people who have experience launching and sustaining successful projects.

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Fact Sheets | American Planning Association | 2014

Planning a Healthy, Sustainable Food System

The American Planning Association’s Planning and Community Health Research Center is dedicated to strengthening the connection between urban, regional and rural planning and community health. This brochure provides an overview of APA’s resources, publications, and activities related to food system planning.

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Fact Sheets | Produce for Better Health Foundation | 2014

Produce for Better Health Foundation

The goal of the Produce for Better Health Foundation is to foster an environment where people can include fruits and vegetables at every eating occasion. They provide resources for fruit and vegetable marketing and education.

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Fact Sheets | Shasta County Health and Human Services Agency, The California Endowment’s Healthy Eating, Active Communities | 2014

Food Label Guidelines for Healthy Choices

A quick and easy guide for reading food labels. This document will help you make healthier food choices.

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Fact Sheets | The Center on Budget and Policy Priorities | 2014

A Closer Look at Who Benefits from SNAP: State-by-State Fact Sheets

The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, formerly known as food stamps) is the nation’s most important anti-hunger program, reaching nearly 47 million people nationwide in 2013 alone. These fact sheets provide state-by-state data on who participates in the SNAP program, the benefits they receive, and SNAP’s role in strengthening the economy.

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Fact Sheets | The Reinvestment Fund | 2013

NMTC-Financed Food Access Projects

The Reinvestment Funds’s (TRF) New Markets Tax Credit (NMTC) program funds community and economic development projects in distressed communities by leveraging private-sector equity and loan capital investment into community development projects to stimulate economic growth and create jobs in the areas that most need it. TRF’s allocations have provided a combination of debt and equity to three...

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Fact Sheets | ChangeLab Solutions | 2013

Fruitful Collaboration-Funding to Promote Fruits and Vegetables in Food Retail Stores

ChangeLab Solutions' fact sheet, Fruitful Collaboration, is written for anyone involved in the development or implementation of a healthy food retailer program. It describes the Specialty Crop Block Grant funding stream and how to tap into it. You can also download our background paper, "Can the Speciality Crop Block Grant Program Support Efforts to Bring Fruits and Vegetables into Small Food...

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Fact Sheets | The Food and Agriculture Policy Collaborative | 2013

Healthy Food, Healthy Economies

The Food and Agriculture Policy Collaborative has identified four priorities for Farm Bill policies that would support healthy,
and economically sustainable food system that supports both consumers and producers.
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