This episode gives a short introduction to our topic for Season Three. If you want more background information on food access in general here are some good starting places:
And a few other items of interest referenced in the episode:
One topic we won't cover, but one where Vermont is particularly awesome, is food literally in health care - what food we serve at our hospitals. There's a whole movement around that (Healthy Food in Health Care) and a Vermont network. "Healthy" food in this context includes environmental health along with nutrition. It's a great set of initiatives, but beyond the scope of this series, so we're mentioning it now and for more details you'll have to follow the links above to learn more.
This season of the Policy in Plainer English podcast is made possible through a grant from the Federal Office of Rural Health Policy to plan for a rural health network that increases communication around the intersection of food and health care in Vermont.