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Food Access and Security

Enhancing Food Security in the Northeast
Pennsylvania State University, College of Agricultural Sciences
This website provides links to publications related to research on “whether greater reliance on regionally produced food could improve food access and affordability to disadvantaged communities, while also benefiting farmers, food supply chain firms and others in the food system.”

Access to Healthy and Affordable Food
Public Health Law Center at William Mitchell College of Law
This website provides links to a number of fact sheets and policy briefs addressing access to healthy food.  One example includes a recent report entitled Access to Healthy Food: Challenges and Opportunities, which “provides public health advocates, policymakers, and community organizers with an overview of key policy and legal strategies being pursued to reduce or prevent obesity by increasing access to healthy food.”

Food Security in the U.S.
United States Department of Agriculture, Economic Research Service (USDA-ERS)
This website provides reports and data from the USDA-ERS regarding United States food security.

Food Policy Networks
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Center for a Livable Future
This website provides a host of resources relevant to food access and food policy, including a compendium of enacted state and local legislation impacting food policy, how-to guides for starting and running food policy councils, and model policies and ordinances, among other resources.