Archived News

Find archived news coverage related to healthy food access.

  • May 31, 2017. Alexandria News.
    First Lady Dorothy McAuliffe Announces The Virginia Food Access Network: Today, at the final meeting of the Commonwealth Council on Bridging the Nutritional Divide, First Lady of Virginia Dorothy McAuliffe announced the Virginia Food Access Network, an interactive tool to accelerate efforts, connect partners, and share resources to end childhood hunger in Virginia and strengthen the local food system. Read more >
     
  • May 23, 2017. New York City Food Policy Center - Food Policy Snapshot. 
    Healthy Corner Store Initiative, Pennsylvania and New Jersey: Urban Food Policy Snapshot: The Food Trust, a Philadelphia nonprofit that aims to ensure that everyone has access to affordable, nutritious food and information to make healthy decisions, started the Healthy Corner Store Initiative as a pilot program in 2004. Read more > 
     
  • May 17, 2017. Abasto News.
    The Great Success of Ethnic Supermarkets in the United States: One of the most rapidly growing food retail chains in the United States are ethnic supermarkets, which targets groups such as Hispanics and Asians, as documented by the numbers of major sales ranks and U.S. market share. Read more > 
     
  • May 16, 2017. Boston Globe.
    Seed money sprouts a plan to bring fruits and vegetables to needy areas: A sliver of money in Governor Charlie Baker’s capital spending plan will launch a program intended to make it easier for people to obtain nutritious foods. The $2.26 billion capital budget for the fiscal year that begins July 1 includes $1 million for the Massachusetts Food Trust Program , which will provide grants, loans, and technical assistance to improve access to quality groceries in low income and rural areas where residents often rely on convenience stores and fast food restaurants. Read more > 
     
  • May 16, 2017. US Rep. Al Lawson Jr.
    Ending Hunger in North Florida: On Wednesday, the newly confirmed Secretary of Agriculture, Sonny Perdue, will visit the House Agriculture Committee to outline his vision for the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). As a proud member of this committee, and an enthusiastic thought leader on the Nutrition Subcommittee, I am looking forward to representing the interests of northeast Florida during the Secretary’s appearance. One of my top concerns that I plan to bring up to the Secretary is my district’s struggles with hunger and food insecurity. Read more > 
     
  • May 12, 2017. Arizona Central.
    Doctors now check up on patients' cupboards: Are they bare? Sherry King had lost her job as a dental assistant and was stretching her food, sometimes going without any fresh fruit or vegetables. But the suburban Houston resident didn’t reach out for any help — even from her own relatives, whom she didn’t want to worry. Read more > 
     
  • May 8, 2017. Econsult Solutions Blog.
    An Apple a Day Keeps the Doctor Away: Basically everyone knows that I love apples. But anyone who really knows me knows my absolute favorite type of apple. While I regularly eat an ordinary Gala or Fuji apple, no type stands a chance against the humongous crispy yellow Opals sold at Trader Joe’s. Are they better than Honeycrisp apples? Yes. Is Trader Joe’s the only place you can find them? Yes. Did I factor in the distance from Trader Joe’s when looking for a new apartment to ensure a close proximity to Opal apples? Most definitely yes. Read more > 
     
  • May 3, 2017. Boston Globe. 
    Want healthy food? In much of Mass., it's hard to get: It’s not hard to find a McDonald’s in the Mason Square section of Springfield. Liz O’Gilvie has counted 10 within a mile and three-quarters of her home. But the nearest full-service grocery store, with plump apples and curly kale? That’s 2 miles away, and going that distance on public transit requires a two-hour trek on three buses. Read more > 
     
  • May 2, 1017. Michigan State University Extension.
    Flint's local food movement innovates to increase healthy food access: The local food movement in Flint has been active for many years now, capitalizing on local strengths: Available land, knowledge and demand for healthy food and local food advocates in the community who have taken action while the conventional food system struggled to fill in the gaps. Read more >
     
  • Sept. 12, 2016. PBS NewsHour.
    One college turns its football field into a farm and sees its students transform: At Paul Quinn College, where once there was a football field, now there’s an organic farm. It’s not just a symbol of renewal for this once-struggling historically black college in Dallas; it’s where students work to pay tuition. As part of our Rethinking College series, Hari Sreenivasan explores how students learn to understand the expectations of a career while gaining a liberal arts education. Read more >