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 to improve public health and promote community.

While there is no one solution to this problem, cities are exploring a range of policy strategies that can help. The MIP brief looks at bright spots of innovation, where local policies promote and increase residents’ access to healthy food and, in doing so, boost urban economies and enhance public health.

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