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A is for Safe, but H is for Healthy: Grading Mobile Food Vendors

In another attempt to regulate mobile vending, the L.A. County Department of Public Health will consider applying the health inspector’s letter grading system used in restaurants to food trucks, affecting nearly 10,000 vendors county-wide.  An L.A. Times article reported that

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Posted in Built Environment, Food and Transportation, Streets

UPS Delivers Community Food Security

One of our project partners, the Community Food Security Coalition (CFSC) has created a thriving national movement that has forged new alliances between diverse constituencies, including farmers, environmentalists, food bankers, anti-hunger advocates, community activists, and public health professionals. They have

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Posted in Farm to School

Obesity rates not about indulgence, but access

On Wednesday, the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research released findings that, Low-income teenagers are nearly three times more likely to be obese than teens from more affluent households The policy brief’s authors cited environmental barriers to health, including high

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Posted in Grocery Accountability Project

Clinton and Obama

It’s election season! This week Peter Dreier blogged about Hillary’s concession in the Huffington Post, comparing it to Nixon’s 1952 “Checkers” speech, and The Telegraph reported on Obama’s stance on the non-union Tesco/Fresh & Easy Neighborhood Market issue–with a reference

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Posted in Grocery Accountability Project

Fresh & Easy’s Environmental and Food Access Commitments

For Release November 6, 2007 Contact: Amanda Shaffer 323-259-2759; cell: 626-818-2348; Robert Gottlieb 323-259-2712; cell: 310-617-0657; Report Update evaluates Tesco’s progress in locating in food desert areas, and the company’s commitment to green building. LOS ANGELES – On

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