by Marion Nestle
Nov 17 2017
Weekend perusals: Food system policy databases
Policy wonks, students, advocates: If you are looking for data on what countries are doing to promote healthier people and food systems, check out these resources:
- Global Database for City and Regional Food Policies: Thanks to the University at Buffalo, the UB Food Lab, the Community for Global Health Equity, and the RUAF Foundation (Global partnership on sustainable Urban Agriculture and Food systems) for this collection of 16 policies, searchable by keywords, location, language, and population size,
- Growing Food Connections policy database: This one is for just the U.S, and Canada.
- Food systems resources for city and regional governments are here.
- The Nourishing Framework Database: This one, from the World Cancer Research Fund, International, collects policies aimed at preventing overweight and obesity.
Advocates: these are great sources of ideas.