Nutrition assistance programs and increasing local food access for low-income communities
Learning Areas:Program planning
Public health or related public policy
Evaluate the extent to which nutrition assistance incentive programs can serve as a mechanism for increasing access to locally-produced, healthy food for low income consumers. Formulate a report detailing current nutrition assistance incentive programmatic efforts in Austin, outlining best practices from other cities, and proposing an implementation plan to the Sustainable Food Policy Board and Austin City Council for scaling up at the city level.
Keyword(s): Policy/Policy Development, Food and Nutrition
Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: As a graduate student of Public Affairs and Public Health, I have focused my coursework specifically on nutrition policy. Last semester I was part of a student-led initiative to start a nutrition policy course the LBJ School of Public Affairs that began this fall. I have maintained a 3.8+ GPA each semester. I have also worked on Texas state nutrition policy for the past 2 years as a policy research assistant at a local non-profit.
Any relevant financial relationships? No
I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.