EFSNE researchers at Cornell University have analyzed where Northeast supermarkets source the foods they sell to their low-income customers. These case studies offer policymakers a better understanding of how regional food systems could bring healthier food to low-income people in the Northeast, and are the first of their kind to be conducted in the region.
BALTIMORE STORE 1, MARYLAND
BALTIMORE STORE 2, MARYLAND
CHARLESTON STORE, WEST VIRGINIA
KENT COUNTY STORE 1, DELAWARE
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The Enhancing Food Security in the Northeast (EFSNE) project’s research briefs distill peer-reviewed journal articles authored by one or more project team members into 2-4 page general-audience documents. Briefs describe the issue(s) addressed by a particular research paper, outline the study’s objectives, methods, and findings, and discuss the implications and applications of the findings.
The eXtension Community, Local & Regional Food Systems (CLRFS) Community of Practice (CoP) hosted a Food Security Conference September 29 – October 1, 2014 in Cleveland, Ohio, entitled Building Extension Capacity to Address Community Food Security through Food Systems. The conference aimed to address critical issues for Extension Educators, University researchers, and community based practitioners in community food systems work, and explored how these issues influence the application of Extension work to alleviating food insecurity.
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Kim Niewolny is an associate professor in the Department of Agricultural, Leadership and Community Education in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Virginia Tech. Her scholarship centers on the role of power and equity in community education and development praxis with a specific focus on social justice and food systems. Her work is grounded in asset-based community development; critical pedagogy, action research; and narrative inquiry. Current funded initiatives emphasize the political praxis of community food work, Appalachian community