The County of El Paso, Texas, where one in four children lives in a food-insecure home, just took a major step to make healthy, affordable food easier to buy!
Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf signed a bipartisan budget which included $1 million for the recapitalization of the Pennsylvania Fresh Food Financing Initiative (FFFI).
Native leaders and advocates converged on Minneapolis for the first-ever Fertile Ground Leadership Institute.
Governor Baker released his FY19 Capital Investment Plan with $1 million included for the program!
The release of the Seeds of Native Health Semi-Annual Report by the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community reminds us again of the significant challenges to the health and well-being of Native peoples. Arguably, no set of domestic policies implemented by the United States since the nation’s founding has had a greater detrimental impact on the health of a population of people than this nation’s Indian policies.
We have great news to kick off 2018! Shortly before the holiday, Michigan Governor Rick Snyder signed legislation sponsored by Rep. Andy Schor, to incentivize grocery stores in underserved areas.
The Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community (SMSC) and Voices for Healthy Kids are teaming up to support innovative nutrition-based, health-focused advocacy efforts in Native American communities with the creation of a $200,000 grant program.
Governor Baker has signed the FY18 State Operating Budget, which includes $100,000 to support the operating costs of implementing the Massachusetts Food Trust program.
More than 1.8 million Alabamians, including nearly half-a-million children, live in areas with limited access to grocers and other fresh food retailers. But that is changing with recent progress in funding the Alabama Healthy Food Financing Program!
The Healthy Food for Ohio (HFFO) program was allocated $200K in House Bill 49, the State of Ohio’s biennial budget bill.
For the second year in a row, the Governor and legislators included $1 million in the budget to fund the Healthy Food Retail Act.
The North Carolina General Assembly has included $250,000 in continued funding for the statewide Healthy Corner Store Initiative in this year’s final state budget, bringing the total state investment to $500,000.
The Fertile Ground II final report is designed to create a strategic framework and roadmap for Native-led change to improve nutrition and Native American health.
For millions of Americans, geography might be the biggest barrier to a healthy diet.