Food for All: Inclusive Neighborhood Food Planning in North Austin, TX


By: City of Austin, University of Texas at Austin

Food Systems

This food system assessment, prepared by the University of Texas' Lyndon B.  Johnson School of Public Affairs for the City of Austin's Office of Sustainability, was funded through a grant from APA's Plan4Health program to address physical activity and access to healthy foods. The report examines the food system in the North Central Austin/Rundberg area and found challenges in four key areas: access to appropriate information about healthy and affordable food, availabilty of high-quality healthy food, accessibility of food sources, and affordability of healthy food.  It reports on retailers' perspectives and findings from focus groups and one-on-one interviews. The report offers policy recommendations to the city to address the challenges listed above and create an inclusive food system. 

Austin, TX

2010 Population: 790,390

2010 Population Density: 2,653.24/square mile