Saturday, May 28, 2011

Land Policy and Healthy Eating

Land use and urban design policies can play a role in shaping the food environment of the community and facilitate healthy eating. Land use policy can identify land for rural and urban agriculture, as well as sites near neighborhoods for retailing. Urban design and land use regulations can shape the food retail environment by considering the prevalence and types of food outlets in neighborhoods, and the location of food outlets, including their proximity to residential areas and schools.

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