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Food access

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Bringing People To Good Food And Good Food To People: Enhancing Food Access Through Transportation And Land Use Policies, Mark Vallianatos, Giulia Pasciuto, Amanda Shaffer, Melinda Swanson Mar 2011

Bringing People To Good Food And Good Food To People: Enhancing Food Access Through Transportation And Land Use Policies, Mark Vallianatos, Giulia Pasciuto, Amanda Shaffer, Melinda Swanson

UEP Faculty & UEPI Staff Scholarship

This report examined links between transportation and food access in South Los Angeles and recommends ways to increase access to healthy food through transportation and land use programs and policies. The report is the product of Food Access and Transportation in South Los Angeles project, a collaboration between the Community Redevelopment Agency of the City of Los Angeles (CRA/LA), the Urban & Environmental Policy Institute at Occidental College (UEPI), and Esperanza Community Housing Corporation (Esperanza). The recommendations were developed through research of best practices and policies throughout the country; surveys of food retail stores and mobile food vendors in the project area; mapping of food retail locations and transportation routes in the project area; and the experiences of the project partners in working on food access issues ...


Food Access, Availability, And Affordability In 3 Los Angeles Communities, Project Cafe, 2004-2006, Andrea Misako Azuma, Susan Gilliland, Mark Vallianatos, Robert Gottlieb Mar 2010

Food Access, Availability, And Affordability In 3 Los Angeles Communities, Project Cafe, 2004-2006, Andrea Misako Azuma, Susan Gilliland, Mark Vallianatos, Robert Gottlieb

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Introduction Racial/ethnic minority communities are at increasingly high risk for chronic diseases related to obesity. Access to stores that sell affordable, nutritious food is a prerequisite for adopting a healthful diet. The objective of this study was to evaluate food access, availability, and affordability in 3 nonoverlapping but similar low-income communities in urban Los Angeles, California. Methods Using a community-based participatory research approach, we trained community members to conduct a food assessment to 1) map the number and type of retail food outlets in a defined area and 2) survey a sample of stores to determine whether they sold ...


Fresh Food Distribution Models For The Greater Los Angeles Region, Vanessa Zajfen Mar 2008

Fresh Food Distribution Models For The Greater Los Angeles Region, Vanessa Zajfen

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No abstract provided.


Farm-Raisers, Vanessa Zajfen Nov 2007

Farm-Raisers, Vanessa Zajfen

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No abstract provided.


Food Access In Central And South Los Angeles: Mapping Injustice, Agenda For Action, Andrea Azuma May 2007

Food Access In Central And South Los Angeles: Mapping Injustice, Agenda For Action, Andrea Azuma

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No abstract provided.