State and Local
Policy Efforts to Watch: Healthy Food Florida Campaign
Advocates are working in Florida to ensure that all residents have access to healthy food and that communities are able to thrive with more grocery stores and economic investment. Led by the American Heart Association, this campaign, called Healthy Food Florida, joins forces with volunteers and groups on the ground, including community, business, and faith-based groups, to advocate for the importance of healthy communities. The goal of Healthy Food Florida is to garner public and legislative support around the establishment and funding of a statewide Healthy Food Financing Initiative that would support grocery stores and other healthy food retail development in underserved communities across the state.
- Learn about how federal HFFI dollars are already being used in Florida to increase healthy food retail here.
- Check out Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services’ “Roadmap to Living Healthy” interactive mapping tool. This resource identifies the 100 highest rural and urban impact tracts in the state using GIS technology.