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Healthy Food Access

The Face Of Food Insecurity In America May Be Different Than You Think

The Next Ten Challenge | Posted 05.26.2015 | Healthy Living
The Next Ten Challenge

In our land of plenty, it is hard to believe that hunger exists in every county in the United States. 49 million Americans are food insecure. What this really means is that that one in six people in our country do not have access to adequate nutrition that our bodies and minds need to be active and alert. Ask yourself: how can someone effectively learn, work or care for his or her family without this basic human need fulfilled?

The 'Side Effects' of Good Intentions

Michael Seo | Posted 05.22.2015 | Impact
Michael Seo

While side effects are commonly thought of as adverse or harmful, side effects can be beneficial. When they are beneficial the side effect often becomes the primary intervention and programmatically an intended outcome.

Eliminating Food Deserts Will Take A Marriage of Private And Public Enterprise

Posted 06.01.2015 | Healthy Living

In cooperation with our longstanding partner Crowdrise, The Huffington Post is celebrating its 10 year anniversary by focusing on the promise of the n...

Access to Healthy Food Improves Health, Brings Economic Benefits

Don Hinkle-Brown | Posted 04.22.2014 | Home
Don Hinkle-Brown

Access to healthy food can bring triple bottom-line benefits to communities -- better health, new jobs, and a revitalized economy. But nearly 30 million Americans still live in low-income areas with limited access to supermarkets.

Progress, But Not Yet Perfection: A Californian's Perspective on the New Farm Bill

Michael R. Dimock | Posted 02.12.2014 | Home
Michael R. Dimock

If you add in the cuts to programs that serve what the Farm Bill calls socially disadvantaged farmers and ranchers (Native Americans, farmers of color and women), the dearth of compassion is even more pronounced.

Summer Break Means Vacation for Some, Hunger for Others

Dr. Michele Borba | Posted 09.02.2013 | Impact
Dr. Michele Borba

While many are making plans with friends, heading to the beach or enrolling in camp, others are facing a very different and very somber reality: a loss of access to food for the coming summer months.

Realizing the Opportunity of America's Increasing Diversity

Angela Glover Blackwell | Posted 08.27.2012 | Politics
Angela Glover Blackwell

America is changing -- and we need an all hands on deck approach to build an economy that is strong, sustainable, and provides opportunities for all.

Do You Live in a Food Desert?

Bill Davenhall | Posted 10.29.2011 | Healthy Living
Bill Davenhall

If physical proximity to a grocery store (stocked with wholesome foods) is critical to getting and staying healthy, then it is crucial for us to find a way to be assured that grocery stores are located within easy reach -- both physically and financially.