By The Rockefeller Foundation
Access to affordable, nutritious food is crucial for good health, yet many face barriers. Food is Medicine programs use food-based interventions to prevent, manage, and treat diet-related diseases. Integrating nutrition into our healthcare system could lower costs and reduce the need for invasive health services.
Since 2019, The Rockefeller Foundation has committed $100 million to advance Food is Medicine initiatives, including vital research with partners like the American Heart Association’s Health Care by Food Initiative.
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Ensuring equitable access to farmland and healthy food is crucial for the well-being of children and families. Yet, it is often overlooked. The National Young Farmers Coalition is leading the charge for policy change to create opportunities for BIPOC farmers. Their work is shaping the future of agriculture in the US!

By Olivia Chung, Every Child Thrives W.K Kellogg Foundation

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Exciting strides are being made to create a more equitable food system in South Texas!

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Black farmers are turning food deserts into oases across the US, tackling lack of access to fresh, affordable produce head-on. Turning tables on obesity and disease, these unsung heroes are at the forefront of the food justice movement.

By Alexa Spencer, Word in Black

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“Premium grocery stores are less likely to be located in Black-majority neighborhoods, regardless of the average household income of those neighborhoods,” furthering the devaluation of black communities and disparities in access to healthy foods.

By: DW Rowlands, Manann Donoghoe, and Andre M. Perry, Brookings

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