Healthy Food Access

Programs and news about expanding access to affordable, fresh, nutritious food and healthy beverages.

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About This Collection

When we think about what it takes to live as healthy as possible, having easy access to nutritious food is key. Unfortunately, in too many areas, unhealthy food abounds, while affordable, healthy options are limited. Higher prices and lack of accessibility to fresh produce serve as barriers for lower income communities in the battle against obesity and improving public health. RWJF is working to make access to food and beverages that help promote health a critical ingredient in everyone's well-being.

This collection of programs and resources provides expamples of how we can work together to increase the ability to provide more free fresh produce in low-income communities, raise public awareness about food insecurity, and encourage healthier eating.

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Latest News and Research

How SNAP Benefits Seniors—and Health Care's Bottom Line

February 1, 2018 | Blog Post

Research shows that seniors who participate in the SNAP program are much less likely to be admitted to nursing homes and hospitals.

The Farm That's Growing Healthier Generations

November 20, 2017 | Blog Post

Healthy eating is key to healthy living, yet nearly 1 million New Jerseyans, including 340,000 children, struggle with food insecurity—meaning they’re not always sure where their next meal is coming from.

What’s Working to Help Kids Across America Eat Healthy?

March 9, 2016 | Blog Post

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation announces $2.6 million in funding, available through Healthy Eating Research, for studies that have a strong potential to ensure health food access and healthy weight for all children.