- Hartford Advisory Commission Recommendations on Food Policy
This 2012 report puts forth a slate of recommendations for alleviating hunger and providing Hartford residents with greater food security. Action items include: increasing participation in various federal meal programs; incentivizing healthy food production and sale in the City; supporting the success and growth of farmers’ markets; and more.
- Regional Plan of Conservation and Development Update-Food Systems and Food Security
Updated by CRCOG in 2014, the Capitol Region Plan of Conservation and Development: Vibrant. Green. Connected. Competitive. is a general guide for the future conservation and development of the greater Hartford area. It encourages the creation of a more sustainable region and presents some of the challenges and choices that will ultimately shape the region’s future. The Food Systems and Food Security chapter calls for a holistic approach to food systems planning and provides a slate of goals and policy recommendations to improve food security in the region.
- Designed for Disease: The Link Between Local Food Environments and Obesity and Diabetes
According to this California-based study by PolicyLink, the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research, and the California Center for Public Health Advocacy, people living in neighborhoods crowded with fast-food and convenience stores but relatively few grocery or produce outlets are at significantly higher risk of suffering from obesity and diabetes.
- Food Policy Councils: Helping local, regional and state governments address food system challenges
This report, prepared by the American Planning Association’s Planning and Community Health Research Center, provides an overview of Food Policy Councils (FPCs), charts the functions of planners on FPCs, highlights common ways that planning departments support these councils and offers lessons learned from across the country.