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Healthy food access

A lack of access to fresh, healthy foods can contribute to poor diets and higher levels of obesity and other diet-related diseases. When underserved communities connect with regional producers and food businesses, the connection can expand marketing opportunities for producers, drive the growth of new local businesses and jobs, and increase healthy food access. Learn more about USDA tools and support to expand healthy food access through the development of local food systems in this section of the KYF Compass. Then view some of the projects that are increasing access to healthy, local food on our interactive map.

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In Rural Oregon and Washington, Healthy, Local Food Goes on the Road A New Business Model Proves Lucrative for Grass-Based Dairies Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program Farmers' Market Promotion Program
In 2010, USDA helped nearly 900,000 seniors and 2.15 million WIC recipients access fresh fruits and vegetables directly from local farmers at farmers' markets.