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    Improving access to healthy, fast-casual food

    Cassandria Campbell, MCP ’11, traces her interest in food to her first summer job working with the Food Project on farms in Lincoln, Massachusetts, and Roxbury, the Boston neighborhood where she grew up. “I really enjoyed that experience of seeing things grow,” she recalls, “and I appreciated how much change it was creating in Roxbury by bringing people together and turning vacant lots into productive urban farms.” It wasn’t until she moved back to Roxbury after graduate school that she decided to dive into the food industry full time by founding Fresh Food Generation—a company striving to make healthy food  

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    Rising food costs limit access to healthy food for low income | Non-Profit

    Rising food costs have made providing healthy food options to low-income families difficult, according to the Central Pennsylvania Food Bank.  “Everyone deserves access to good, nutritious food — and enough of it to live healthy, successful lives,” said Joe Arthur, Executive Director of the Central Pennsylvania Food Bank. “There is a direct correlation between food insecurity and the lack of nutritious food, which increases the risk of negative health outcomes and chronic disease. Having access to healthy food will ultimately strengthen the health of individuals, families, and our communities.” The Central Pennsylvania Food Bank is one of the primary food  

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    Obesity is a social problem. Addressing it requires access to healthy food, not restrictions

    The path to a nanny state is paved with good intentions. According to local reports, the council in “the most obese area in Lancashire” is planning to place restrictions on takeaway food to control the health menace. While this isn’t a standalone measure — there is also talk of encouraging exercise and addressing mental health issues — it is of a piece with the notion that health and well-being stem primarily from the decisions individuals take — smokers get cancer, obese people diabetes and heart disease. Even sitting down — in sedentary jobs, people don’t have a choice — is  

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    Schenectady Foundation awards grants to reduce hunger, improve healthy food access

    SCHENECTADY – The Schenectady Foundation said it awarded $450,000 in grant funding to six nonprofits Wednesday that are leading projects “to reduce hunger and improve access to healthy, nutritious and culturally appropriate foods.” The money will be given to the Regional Food Bank of Northeastern New York, Schenectady Community Ministries, Rotterdam’s Messiah Lutheran Church, The Food Pantries for the Capital District, Capital Roots and The Schenectady Greenmarket, according to a news release issued by the organization. The foundation said it hopes the grant program will build upon the roughly $600,000 it has already awarded to address food insecurity during the  

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    How access to healthy food could impact life expectancy

    The absence of grocery stores in west Louisville made Shauntrice Martin get her hands dirty to give her community what she said it’s needed for decades. LOUISVILLE, Ky. — In Louisville, a distance of around 13 miles could mean the difference of about a decade of life, according to local health data. But one woman in west Louisville is working to close that gap. That woman is Shauntrice Martin, the owner of Black Market KY in west Louisville. You can find her regularly dropping off watermelons and other hand-grown food to her neighbor, Nana Yaa Asantewaa, named after an African  

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