August 1, 2009

Focusing on Food

The food landscape is changing. Chickens are welcome in urban backyards. Lawns are being replaced with vegetable gardens. More people are opting to eat locally grown foods. Vacant lands are sprouting community gardens.

Planning magazine cover August/September 2009See how access to healthy food is changing in the August/September issue of Planning magazine. The entire issue looks at the intersection of food and community planning.

"Planners are a vital ingredient to the creation of healthy communities that support active living and improve access to high-quality, nutritious, affordable foods for everyone," said Kimberley Hodgson, manager of APA's Planning and Community Health Research Center. "Planners together with health and nutrition professionals play an important role in the prevention of obesity and the elimination of health disparities."

Learn the latest on food and planning. Read a complimentary article in the issue.

For even more information on the intersection of food and planning, check out APA's Policy Guide on Community and Regional Food Planning.

About Planning magazine  
Planning magazine is the flagship publication of the American Planning Association (APA). The magazine is published 11 times a year and has more than 73,000 readers. For more than 35 years, Planning has covered planning stories around the U.S. and the globe. The current design of Planning debuted in January 2009.

Contact and Complimentary Copy Request

Roberta Rewers, APA, 312-786-6395; rrewers@planning.org