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Improving Access to Healthy Foods: A Guide for Policy Makers


This guide focuses on healthy eating and highlights why a healthy diet remains out of reach for many Americans. It explores how officials at the state and local levels can facilitate healthy eating by adopting policies that help communities approve access to affordable, healthy foods for all residents.


Chronic Disease Prevention Toolkit

Keyword Area:

Chronic Disease, Healthy Food Access


Institutional Author:

Leadership for Healthy Communities




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