Food Access Brief Developed for the Village of Marshall

A research project evaluating the food environment in the village of Marshall, Wisconsin has led to the development of the Marshall Food Access Brief describing food access resources and opportunities for the village. The research was performed by two Area Health Education Center interns, Ummu Drammeh and Cynthia Venters, and supervised by Carrie Edgar, Community Food Systems Educator […]

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Report Brings Attention to Food Insecurity in Dane County

Hunger is a Significant Public Health Issue Hunger and food insecurity affects one out of every five children in Wisconsin. In Dane County, one in five White households and one in three Latino, African American and single-parent households experiences food insecurity. When a household experiences food insecurity, people are unsure of where their next meal […]

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New report identifies and evaluates local governments food access plans

The American Planning Association published a new report that outlines the results of a three-year, multi-phased research study that identified and evaluated the food access and food system components of local government plans in the U.S. Planning for Food Access and Community-Based Food Systems: A National Scan and Evaluation of Local Comprehensive and Sustainability Plans is […]

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Dane County Community Food Systems Featured in National Report

Investing in America’s Health A new report from the Trust for America’s Health and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation examines key disease rates in combination with health spending in states around the country, and concludes that sustained and sufficient investment in public health and disease prevention is essential to improving health and driving down the […]

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