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A Smorgasbord of Options for a Healthier Food System

By Tim Schwantes on April 22nd, 2015

Advocates across many disciplines and with differing viewpoints agree that our food system is broken. But with pervasive problems in every link of that system, there is less agreement about how to fix it, or even what the biggest problem is. Here are just a few of the most common complaints: “Farming is not profitable […]

Pilot Projects Are a Runway for Policy Launches

By Joanne Lee on April 10th, 2015

The need to improve access to healthy food is not a new issue in North Carolina; the nearly 350 food deserts across 80 counties impact 1.5 million North Carolinians. The current companion bills in the North Carolina House and Senate that would establish a Healthy Corner Store Initiative are a step in the right direction, […]

Less Fluff, Healthier Stuff: Adopt Healthy Vending Policies

By Mary Beth Powell on February 18th, 2015

I recently had the privilege of attending the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF)’s kick-off meeting to announce its new $500 million investment to help all children grow up at a healthy weight. This investment will focus on changing policies in school and community environments through 2025 by supporting research, action and advocacy strategies. In 2007, […]

Louisville, KY: Community Engagement for Equity Example

By Tim Schwantes on August 11th, 2014

Youth from several neighborhoods used surveys, Photovoice and digital storytelling to advocate for change with metro council members and city officials.

Investing in Healthy Community Change

By Sarah Moore on August 8th, 2014

This document offers a range of insights that challenge business as usual, and explores lessons learned about investing in healthy community change to help funders of all sizes leverage their investments, achieve their goals and sustain their results.

Watsonville-Pajaro Valley, CA: Community Engagement for Equity Example

By Tim Schwantes on August 8th, 2014

The Jóvenes SANOS leaders have influenced adults and peers to create and influence a healthy culture in their community.

Baldwin Park, CA: Community Engagement for Equity Example

By Tim Schwantes on August 8th, 2014

Baldwin Park, CA moved beyond an “informed community engagement” model to authentic collaboration and sustainable resident empowerment through its highly successful People on the Move (POTM) initiative.