Public Health

School Wellness Policies Proposed by First Lady & USDA around marketing to children

Back when the USDA Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act was enacted in 2010, school districts were mandated to create local wellness policies to address nutrition education and physical activity standards. Just recently, the USDA and First Lady Michelle Obama announced that these policies being developed by districts across the country should also focus on health messaging and the removal of junk food marketing in classrooms and cafeterias at schools - targeted of course to children.... Read more »

Mother Jones article on FSMA - 4 foods that could disappear

At the beginning of this month, Mother Jones published an article on four foods that could be difficult (if not impossible) to easily buy and consume if the new proposed food safety rules of the Federal Food Safety and Modernization Act pass.... Read more »

Produce Prescription

Program Details

Through the Produce Perks incentive program, FPC has established relationships with several farmers’ markets in Cuyahoga County to better connect low-income residents to healthy, local food. A 2012 FPC survey of farmers’ market participating in ... Read more »

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Health & Nutrition

HELP FUND-RAISE for Healthy Corner Stores initiative in Cleveland!

VIA Tremont West Development Corporation of Cleveland, Ohio:

Starting today, we are participating in an online fundraiser via the Enterprise Nurture an Idea Award CrowdRise Challenge. In case you’re not familiar with CrowdRise, it’s a web-based fundraising vehicle that capitalizes on crowd sourcing and peer to peer fundraising.

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Cleveland Metropolitan School District and the FPC Explore School Gardening and Local Procurement for the Farm to School Initiative

Members of diverse community organizations met earlier this month on a sunny August morning to discuss the expansion of school gardening at Cleveland Metropolitan School District (CMSD) schools.... Read more »

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Health & Nutrition

FPC Partners with City of Cleveland and Cleveland Foodbank to Create Healthy Food Guidelines!

Ohio State University Extension and The Food Policy Coalition are working in partnership with the Cleveland Foodbank, the Cleveland Clinic, Children’s Hunger Alliance, and the Hunger Network of Greater Cleveland to create a set of healthy food purchasing and serving guidelines.... Read more »

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Health & Nutrition

2012 Produce Perks Market Report

The Produce Perks Market Report provides a full scope of the program from May 2012 (2012 program launch) to May 2013. Several markets continue to participate in the program throughout the winter and distribute Produce Perks up until the end of April 2013. FPC looks forward to starting a new round of the Produce Perks program in the 2013 season starting, once again, in May.

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Health & Nutrition

Healthy Cleveland Resolution

The Healthy Cleveland Initiative, launched in the spring of 2011, aims to reduce health disparities in the city of Cleveland and improve quality of life for every resident in Cleveland. The Healthy Cleveland Resolution passed by Cleveland City Council in 2011 outlines the framework for tackling the root causes of the health disparities which exist between urban and suburban communities and is built upon the pro-active engagement of Cleveland’s four healthcare systems: Cleveland Clinic, MetroHealth, Sisters of Charity Health System and University Hospitals.... Read more »

Cleveland Corner Store Project Final Report

The Cleveland Corner Store Project was an initiative of the Case Western Reserve University Center for Health Promotion (now known as the Prevention Research Center for Healthy Neighborhoods) in partnership with the Cleveland Department of Public Health's Steps to a Healthier Cleveland initiative. The 2009 sreport offers a summary of the partnerships, store profiles, challenges and successes of this pilot program.
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Health & Nutrition