Data & Research
These resources provide information on healthy food financing, grocery gaps and food access issues, as well as toolkits for planning healthy food projects..
The Healthy Food Access Portal
The Healthy Food Access Portal harnesses a vast array of data and information to support the successful planning and implementation of policies, programs, and projects to improve access to healthy foods in low-income and communities of color. The Portal is designed to help people access resources related to healthy food access policy efforts, funding opportunities, and successful retail strategies.
California Food Policy Council
The California Food Policy Council is a network of activists from around the state working together to galvanize their communities at the grassroots level to drive change from the people up through their elected officials and decision makers.
USDA Food Environment Atlas
The UDA has developed an interactive mapping tool that assembles statistics related to three categories of food environment factors:
The Atlas allows users to view this data for their specific communities
ChangeLab Solutions Healthier Food Environment Toolkit
ChangeLab Solutions specializes in researching and drafting model laws and policies, providing analysis and recommendations on environmental change strategies, developing educational toolkits and fact sheets, and providing on-demand training and technical assistance to support stakeholders in their policy reform efforts. Their healthier food environment toolkit provides resources to help communities build access to healthy, affordable, fresh foods.
Approaches to Healthy Shopping and Eating: A Meta-Analysis of Intervention Strategies
This report, developed by the Reinvestment Fund, examines programs that aim to influence individual food choices, provides context to understand the related issues and presents a summary of evidence-based strategies that encourage healthy shopping and eating habits in populations for whom the issue of access has been resolved.