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Food System and Public Health: Linkages to Achieve Healthier Diets and Healthier Communities
"Food Systems and Public Health: Linkages to Achieve Healthier Diets and Healthier Communities," a special double issue of the Journal of Hunger & Environmental Nutrition, bridges food systems and public health by identifying successful research, programs and policies within agriculture, food, and health to advance a food system that supports healthier diets and reduced obesity. Spearheaded by Mary Story, PhD, RD, of the University of Minnesota, Michael Hamm, PhD, of Michigan State University, and David Wallinga, MD, of the Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy, this dynamic collection of articles is the outcome of a conference held in April 2009 that focused on the food system, food, agriculture, and agriculture policy—a discussion which is central to healthy diets and obesity prevention. The conference was sponsored and funded by the W. K. Kellogg Foundation, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Kaiser Permanente, The David and Lucile Packard Foundation, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, U.S. Department of Agriculture, University of Minnesota School of Public Health, Michigan State University College of Agriculture and Natural Resources, and the Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy.
Sustainable Food Systems: Perspectives from the United States, Canada and the European Union
This special double issue, co-edited by HEN members Angie Tagtow and Dr. Alison Harmon, showcases food system experts from the United States, Canada, and the European Union. The authors provided their analyses of the global food system infrastructure and offer alternatives for creating a food system that is ecologically sound, socially just, economically viable, and ensures that all eaters have regular access to fresh and healthy food. This collection of articles explores how food and agriculture decisions determine the quality, quantity, and biodiversity of the food supply. This rich set of articles can further stimulate critical thinking, discussion, research, and public policy development. This issue can be used as a companion piece for undergraduate and graduate coursework, a compendium for academic audiences, and a reference for pubic policy advisors, organizations, and sustainable food system advocates.