Government Efforts to Reduce Wasted Food Gaining Traction

Report released from the Johns Hopkins Center for a Livable Future New Analysis of Government Plans Addressing Food Waste Highlights Progress, Best Practices Executive summary   |  Full report  |   Map Local and national governments in more than 20 countries around the world are taking action to reduce the waste of food, according to a new […]

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NEW interactive data and mapping portal for Wisconsin

The Wisconsin Food Security Project interactive data and mapping portal that has been updated and improved. http://www.foodsecurity.wisc.edu/ Developed in collaboration with the Applied Population Lab, the website provides a wide range of Wisconsin data related to food security, food assistance programs, income, poverty, health, food-related resources, and more — with a user-friendly and highly customizable […]

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Hungry children at higher risk of poor school performance

School breakfast programs and innovative supplemental feeding programs help reduce childhood hunger, a problem teachers report is increasing. by Randy Bell, Michigan State University Extension According to a survey conducted by Share Our Strength, No Kid Hungry, childhood hunger remains a serious issue for public schools. The survey found six in 10 K-8 public school […]

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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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Mayors Innovation Project brief looks at improving local food access

A policy brief from COWS’ Mayors Innovation Project looks at how cities can promote access to healthy, local food among their residents. City residents face stark disparities in their access to fresh, healthy food, with low-income communities often having the most limited access. This inequity perpetuates poor health outcomes among low-income populations and undermines efforts […]

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