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  • April 27, 2017 | Voices for Healthy Kids

    News from Oklahoma: Healthy Food Access Progress

    SB 506 – Healthy Food Financing Initiatives – was officially signed into law on April 25, 2017, by Governor Mary Fallin. After passing 3 committees and each chamber, this enabling legislation will serve as a vehicle to begin securing public and private funding to address food access throughout...

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  • February 23, 2017 | NPR

    Preserving The Flavor Of An Atlanta Neighborhood

    Keitra Bates is standing in front of an empty storefront on Atlanta's Westside. The walls are yellow-painted stucco over cinder blocks, with iron bars on the windows and doors, and a small side yard littered with abandoned tires. A corner store, the Fair Street Superette, is next door.

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  • February 21, 2017 | Civil Eats

    Losing a Grocery Store Changes a Neighborhood

    When the large Pathmark grocery store in the shadows of the Manhattan Bridge closed in 2012 after nearly 30 years in business, it made the news. A&P, the company that owned Pathmark, declared bankruptcy and sold its 49 New York City locations that year. Now, the Lower East Side space is on the...

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  • February 19, 2017 | Duluth News Tribune

    Food access remains worthy goal

    uluthians know as much as anyone in Minnesota about the barriers to buying fresh fruits and veggies, meats that aren't processed and other healthier foods. Thousands of us don't live anywhere near a store that sells groceries, other than gas station convenience stores. Some of us can't afford a...

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  • February 16, 2017 | Public News Service

    MN Lawmakers Asked to End Food Deserts

    The Minnesotans for Healthy Kids Coalition last year pushed legislation to address so-called food deserts in rural and urban areas, and now a bill to fund such legislation is being introduced at the State Capitol Thursday. The Good Food Access Fund would provide loans, grants and technical...

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  • February 04, 2017 | WKYC

    Simon's Supermarket opens in Euclid

    This weekend is the grand opening of Simon's Supermarket in Euclid at 25831 Euclid Avenue. How did this happen? Though a collaboration among Euclid residents, the Cuyahoga County Board of Health's Creating Healthy Communities Program, the City of Euclid, and the Healthy Food for Ohio, according...

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  • December 04, 2016 | The Topeka Capital-Journal

    Letter: Maintain SNAP funding

    One in seven Kansans live in poverty, and in the U.S., 43 million people live below the federal poverty line. The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) is one of the safety nets that must remain at current funding, at aminimum, for the 43 million Americans who rely on it both as a...
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  • November 27, 2016 | Press of Atlantic City

    How other communities are addressing food insecurity

    All four counties in The Press of Atlantic City’s coverage area — Atlantic, Cape May, Cumberland and Ocean — have the highest rates in the state of children who lack access to healthy and nutritious foods, both in quality and quantity, according to Feeding America.

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  • November 23, 2016 | The New York Times

    In a California Valley, Healthy Food Everywhere but on the Table

    Public health officials here describe a crisis of poverty and malnutrition among the tens of thousands of farmworkers and their families who tend to the fields of lettuce, broccoli, celery, cauliflower and spinach, among many other crops, in an area called the salad bowl of the nation.

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  • November 22, 2016 | Canton Rep

    Columbus, Franklin County team up on healthy-food access

    Columbus and Franklin County have been working for years to understand why some parts of centralOhio don't have easy access to healthful food. Now, they say, they have a plan to address it. The city and county unveiled on Monday their Local Food Action Plan, the product of a two-yeareffort to...

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  • November 22, 2016 | Hoodline

    Nutrition Revolution Gaining Traction In The Tenderloin

    The city’s two-year-old Healthy Retail SF program now supports nine stores, five in the TL, in their move away from heavy merchandizing of cigarettes, alcohol and high-calorie, no-nutrition nibbles and toward real food—brightly colored, fresh produce, whole-grain products and more, arrayed...

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  • November 21, 2016 | Next City

    $4.1 Billion in New Markets Tax Credits Goes to Major Urban Areas

    The Community Development Financial Institutions Fund just announced $7 billion in New Market Tax Credits (NMTC), the largest single allocation yet. Of the combined 2015/2016 allocation, around $4.1 billion will be invested in major urban areas, and another $1.4 billion in minor urban areas,...

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  • November 18, 2016 | The Commercial Appeal

    Save-A-Lot construction to start in Binghamton

    A Dollar Tree discount store will join Save-A-Lot grocery in anchoring the Binghampton Gateway Center, for which construction documents have finally been filed after years of discussions and planning.
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