A Planners Guide to Community and Regional Food Planning: Transforming Food Environments, Facilitating Healthy Eating

Publisher: American Planning Association

Author(s): Raja, Samina, Born, Branden, Russell, Jessica Kozlowski

Document Type: Report

Format: Print

Free of cost: No


Drawing lessons from six case studies of communities nationwide, this report outlines strategies that planners can adopt to facilitate healthy eating through community and regional food planning. This report summarizes specific points of intervention for planners and shows how planners can play a significant role in shaping the food environment of communities, and thereby facilitates healthy eating.

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Growing Food Connection Topic: community food connections, community food production, community food security

Main Food Topics: food access, food assistance, food availability, food distribution, food marketing, food retail, food security, food system

Sub Food Topics: Affordability, agricultural practices, community garden, culturally appropriate foods, farmers market, food infrastructure, food pantry, grocery store, low-income, people of color, supermarket, underserved population(s), vulnerable population(s)

Public Policy Topics: Non-binding policies, Physical projects, Plans, Programs, Public investment, Regulations/laws

Geographic Scale: County, Municipality, Region, Suburban, Urban

Local government or Regional resource focus: Marin County, CA; Madison, WI; Philadelphia, PA; Louisville, KY; Portland, OR; Buffalo, NY

Does the resource address the food security needs of underserved populations in rural, suburban, or urban settings? YES