Food and Nutrition

Access to healthy and affordable food is a growing issue area and related to several aspects of residents’ and neighborhoods’ well-being including obesity rates, economic development, environmental concerns, and family economic success. Examples of local work include studies of potential markets for a new grocery store, addressing child obesity, and examinations of food security and hunger.


Related Stories:

Report Prompts City Leaders to Examine Strategies for Improving Access to Goods

The Metro Chicago Information Center (MCIC) released a report in October 2005 on the disparate access to goods and services for some Chicago neighborhoods. MCIC’s report, "Chain Reaction:...

[read more]