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Publications | PolicyLink | 2016

The Farm to Plate Investment Program: A 10-Year Roadmap to Revitalizing Vermont’s Food System

This profile highlights the Farm to Plate (F2P) Investment Program, which was designed to strategically strengthen the state’s food and farm sector and encourage the purchasing of local foods.
 
The Vermont Legislature commissioned the Vermont Sustainable Jobs Fund to develop a strategic plan to revitalize its food and farm sectors and increase purchasing of local foods. Implementation is...
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Publications | National Association of Convenience Stores and United Fresh Produce Association | 2016

Convenience Store Distribution Options for Fresh Produce

Published by the National Association of Convenience Stores (NACS) and the United Fresh Produce Association, this new resource looks at distribution options available to store owners and provides an overview of the various options available to retailers seeking to increase their fresh produce offerings.

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Publications | CDFI Fund | 2015

CDFI Program Award Book

The Healthy Food Financing Initiative (HFFI) is a collaboration between the USDA and HHS to improve healthy food access in low income communities across the country. A total of 11 organizations received $22,000,000 in grants and loans through the 2015 HFFI CDFI Award cycle. Learn key facts and statistics about the full group of awardees in the 2015 CDFI Award Book.
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Publications | Reinvestment Fund | 2015

Profile on ShopRite at Springfield Avenue Marketplace

In the Newark University Heights neighborhood, 11.5 acres have sat vacant since the 1967 Newark Riots, despite decades of effort to revitalize the community. This block is the site of the future Springfield Avenue Marketplace, a 274,000-square-foot retail and housing development that will provide 152 housing units and be anchored by a new 67,000-square-foot ShopRite...
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Publications | Missouri Foundation for Health | 2015

Health Equity Series: Food Insecurity

Food insecurity and a lack of access to healthy food affects the health and wellbeing of vulnerable low-income Missourians. However, it is not solely a problem for low-income residents, but a concern for all Missourians.
 
Food insecurity and a lack of access to healthy foods affects every part of our society, including education, health care, national security and our state and national...
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Publications | The Food Trust | 2015

Supporting Healthy Corner Store Development in New Jersey

In 2014–15, the New Jersey Partnership for Healthy Kids, The Food Trust and the American Heart Association convened a multi-sector statewide task force to enhance the impact of healthy corner store efforts by examining business owner and community needs, as well as policy and program solutions to expand the distribution, promotion and sale of healthy food in New Jersey corner stores. 
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Building Healthy Communities

This brochure includes information on United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) policies and programs that help strengthen our food economy and local communities. There are brief descriptions of key Farm Bill provisions, examples of how some of these programs are being used, and links to more in-depth resources.
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Publications | PolicyLink | 2013

Economic and Community Development Outcomes of Healthy Food Retail

Illustrates the connection between improved healthy food access and resulting economic and community development, encouraging readers to include assessment of economic outcomes in their healthy food access research agenda, and provides evidence to support decision makers in advancing healthy food policies.

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