Health policy snapshot
Millions of Americans do not have access to healthy, affordable foods. Supermarkets provide the most reliable access to nutritious and affordable produce.
From Bridging the Gap
Community zoning policies are more likely to allow fast-food restaurants and retail stores than supermarkets and grocery stores.
From Healthy Eating Research
Corner stores, convenience stores, and bodegas in two lower-income North Philadelphia neighborhoods began carrying healthier foods after the federal government made changes to a popular food aid program.
From the Food Trust
This report identifies “win-win-win” solutions for consumers, retailers and manufacturers.
Winning strategies in the fight against childhood obesity
Thanks to a state grant and loan program, Safran Brothers Shop & Save is a gleaming, up-to-date store and a business that is adding jobs to this economically depressed area.
From the Hudson Institute
Restaurant chains that serve more lower-calorie foods and beverages have better business performance.
3 p.m. to Bedtime: Crunch Time for Children and Obesity
A poll reveals that many parents face a variety of barriers to helping their children lead healthy lives, especially during the "crunch time" from 3 p.m. to bedtime.
More Research and Resources on Healthy Affordable Food
February 1, 2012 | Journal Article
African-American adolescents, particularly girls, are disproportionately affected by obesity. The food marketing environment has been shown to be an influencing environmental factor in youth obesity, yet little is understood about how African Americ ...