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Promoting Fresh Food Access by Design Cincy

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Published on Jul 19, 2012

At GOOD Ideas for Cities Cincinnati, Design Cincy presents their idea for increasing access to healthy foods. The team is then joined onstage by GOOD Ideas for Cities editor Alissa Walker and Closing the Health Gap's Renee Harris, Greater Cincinnati Foundation's Ray Watson and the Haile/U.S. Bank Foundation's Chris Bochenek.

Challenge: Adults living in neighborhoods with no supermarkets have significantly higher obesity rates compared to adults living in neighborhoods with supermarkets. Currently the City of Cincinnati should have 34 supermarkets—we only have 24. How can we increase both availability of healthy foods and education about healthy eating in underserved neighborhoods?

Closing the Health Gap, Renee Harris; Greater Cincinnati Foundation, Ray Watson; Haile/U.S. Bank Foundation, Chris Bochenek.

Design Cincy: Ramsey Ford, Jody Weber, PJ Mason, Demetrius Romanos, Giacomo Ciminello

Shop Local: Connect with the Twitter hashtag #shoptions or email ramsey[at]d-impact[dot]org

Video by The Queen City Project

Additional support provided by the Carol Ann and Ralph V. Haile, Jr./U.S. Bank Foundation

GOOD Ideas for Cities pairs creative problem-solvers with real urban challenges proposed by civic leaders. To learn more visit good.is/ideasforcities. Watch more videos of recent GOOD Ideas for Cities events, and if you'd like to talk about bringing the program to your city or school, email alissa[at]goodinc[dot]com or follow us at @IdeasforCities

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