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Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Two New Resources about Access to Healthy Food

The Public Health Law Center is happy to announce the release of  two new resources related to access to healthy food:

Our new policy brief, Access to Healthy Food: Challenges and Opportunities, provides public health advocates, policymakers, and community organizers with an overview of key policy and legal strategies being pursued to reduce or prevent obesity by increasing access to healthy food. These strategies can support efforts to develop and implement policies that will increase access to healthy food and reduce obesity. This document is attached, and can also be found on our website at:

We also compiled a new fact sheet, Healthy Vending and the Randolph Sheppard Act. Federal, state, and local governments can increase access to healthy foods and beverages for their residents by requiring all vending service providers to ensure healthier options are sold in vending machines on public property. Legally blind vendors can be particularly influential in what is sold in vending facilities located on government property because of the Randolph Sheppard Act.  This fact sheet discusses the Randolph Sheppard Act and what the law means for healthy vending efforts.  This document is attached, and can also be found on our website at:

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