This portal is intended to be a resource for Healthy Food Access work group participants. All resources have been either referenced on work group calls, or sent by work group participants. Feel free to send any and all resources to Jessy Gill at firstname.lastname@example.org for posting. Additionally, if there are resources you are looking for, feel free to pose the question to the group at HFAemail@example.com
This page is only housed on the CFJC website, it is not published for the public.
- Improving Food Access in California: Report to the California Legislature
- Shining a Light in the Valley of Heart’s Delight
Food Empowerment Project: http://www.foodispower.org/documents/FEP_Report_web_final.pdf
Taking a look at access to healthy foods in Santa Clara County’s communities of color and low income communities. Additional resources from the project found here: http://www.foodispower.org/food-empowerment-projects-food-availability-study-and-gis-maps/
- Selling Produce in the City of San Diego
This document is a summary of the six primary ways for small scale urban farmers to sell produce in the City of San Diego followed by a detailed explanation of the regulations for each retail venue. It also provides basic food safety and good agricultural practices (GAP) guidelines.
- Licensing Healthy Food Retailers: A Guide to the Model Licensing Ordinance for Healthy Food Retailers
ChangeLab Solutions: http://changelabsolutions.org/publications/HFR-licensing-ord
The Model Licensing Ordinance for Healthy Food Retailers changes business licensing policies to require all food stores (not including restaurants) to carry a minimum selection of healthy food and meet other basic operating standards. In short, it sets a “healthy baseline” to improve food quality and accessibility at food stores across an entire community.
- San Francisco’s Healthy Food Retailer Incentive Program legislation
Text of the ordinance, passed in 2013: http://comfoodjustice.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/Healthy-Food-Retailer-Incentive-Leg_Final.pdf
Article about the ordinance: http://www.sfexaminer.com/sanfrancisco/sf-aims-to-educate-stores-on-healthy-food-options/Content?oid=2527097
- Model Healthy Food System Resolution
ChangeLab Solutions: http://changelabsolutions.org/publications/food-system-resolution
The Model Healthy Food System Resolution provides numerous ideas for how local government could support a healthy local food system, to help community members and policymakers start their own conversation about how the local government can support a healthier food system.
County Action Plans
- Mendocino County Food Action Plan
Mendocino County Food Policy Council (2013): http://www.gardensproject.org/webyep-system/program/download.php?FILENAME=92-1-at-Document_Download_3_.pdf&ORG_FILENAME=MendocinoCountyFoodActionPlan.pdf
The Mendocino County Food Action Plan is a comprehensive, integrated series of goals and actions designed to address the complex issues that face all of us as we assume increasing responsibility for creation, protection and enhancement of our local food systems. The aim of the plan is to enhance individual health, economic wellbeing, community resiliency, and ecological sustainability.
For some key highlights, check here.
- Buy Fresh, Buy Local: The Eater’s Guide to Local Food – San Joaquin Valley, 1st Edition (2011)
CCROPP and CAFF: http://www.ccropp.org/uploads/bfbl_web.pdf
The first edition of the By Fresh Buy Local San Joaquin Eater’s Guide is designed to be a useful tool in identifying local, fresh, and affordable foods from this rich agricultural region.
- Starting a Hazon CSA: an Overview
Hazon CSA Bible Table of Contents: http://comfoodjustice.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/Hazon-CSA-Bible-TOC-1.pdf
The CSA Bible is intended to assist places of faith establish working CSAs for the faith-based communities and beyond. For more information, and access how to the full CSA Bible contact Allison Rosen at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- The Simple Guide for Market Managers: EBT Access at the Farmers’ Market
The Berkeley Ecology Center: http://ecologycenter.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/Simple-Guide-for-Market-Managers-10.28.13.pdf
The simple, yet detailed step-by-step guide for Market Managers and Farmers to assist in learning the ropes of establishing EBT access at Farmers’ Markets. For additional resources, visit Ecology Center’s Farmers’ Market EBT Program page. For further assistance, contact Carle Brinkman of the Ecology Center: email@example.com
- Farmers’ Market Finder
The Berkeley Ecology Center: http://ecologycenter.org/fmfinder/
- 10 Step Guide to Setting Up Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) at Your Local Outdoor Produce Market
The guide is intended to serve as a useful resource for farmers, growers, market managers, produce vendors, school administrators, food service directors, community organizations, faith-based groups and others interested in establishing EBT at an outdoor fresh produce market.
- 10 Steps to Setting Up a School Fruit and Vegetable Stand
Food Hub Resources
- The Wallace Center facilitates a National Good Food Network (NGFN) Food Hub Collaboration, and posts their current and archived webinars
- Michigan State Report entitled Findings of the 2013 National Food Hub Survey
- UC Davis’ Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education Program (SAREP) 3 recent food hub studies:
- Developing Values Based Distribution Networks to Enhance the Prosperity of Small and Medium Sized Producers: Summary and Key Findings
- Food Hubs and Values Based Aggregation and Distribution: A Toolkit for California Farmers and Ranchers
- A Practitioner’s Guide to Resources and Publications on Food Hubs and Values-Based Supply Chains
Sugar Sweetened Beverage Resources
- Sugar Sweetened Beverage Regulation Resources
ChangeLab Solutions: http://changelabsolutions.org/childhood-obesity/SSB-regulation
ChangeLab Solutions has created a collection of resources for advocates and policy makers who want to cut down on the excessive consumption of Sugar Sweetened Beverages. This page holds the resources for developing regulatory policies to address the availability of Sugar Sweetened Beverages for children in your community.