Resources tagged as 'food deserts'

Understanding Food Deserts and Factors Affecting Healthy Food Access
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This presentation, prepared on behalf of the Ohio Food Policy Council's Healthy Food Access Task Force, identifies the challenges of healthy food access in BOTH urban and rural areas in Ohio. In terms of framing healthy food access efforts in Northeast Ohio, the report indicates the need to look at food access that affects both urban and rural communities, each requiring a different set of potential policies and solutions. 

Affinity Groups: Public Health
Rural Food Access Gaps
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This research brief, prepared by the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center (OARDC), determines healthy food access challenges confronted by rural communities in Ohio. The report considers three aspects of food access: physical accessibility (how close are retail food outlets with healthy food choices and what are transit options), economic accessibility (how affordable is food and is there competition between multiple outlets that tends to keep prices lower), and healthy accessibility (are there healthy food options versus a dominance of fast food outlets). The report determines that a lack of larger stores, a lack of competition, and high concentrations of fast food alternatives present unique challenges to healthy food access for rural populations. Given that more than 5 million Ohio residents live in rural areas, this requires a unique set of policies and approaches. 

Affinity Groups: Public Health
Farmers Markets in Low-Income Neighborhoods
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Report that makes recommendations for expanding farmers market activities in low-income neighborhoods in inner-city Cleveland.

Affinity Groups: Farmers Markets
Food Desert Study for Cuyahoga County
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Presentation of food desert study for Cleveland/Cuyahoga County completed by the Cuyahoga County Planning Department in conjunction with the Community Food Assessment Working Group of the Cleveland-Cuyahoga County Food Policy Coalition.

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Affinity Groups: Public Health