In collaboration with the Healthy Kids, Healthy Communities-Buffalo partnership, we assessed the healthy eating and active living environments in Buffalo, NY. A series of policy briefs produced for the project are shown below. Results from the evaluation are utilized by the HKHC-Buffalo partnership organizations to advocate for policy change to facilitate healthier living environments for children in Buffalo.
The Food Lab also provides broader research and technical support for ongoing initiatives to promote innovative food systems policy and plan-making in the Buffalo-Niagara region. In partnership with the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus, Inc., UB’s Office of Civic Engagement and Public Policy, and other community partners, the Food Lab co-convened the Buffalo Food Policy Summit to build capacity of local policy makers to improve local and regional food systems.
Partners: Healthy Kids, Healthy Communities-Buffalo, Massachusetts Avenue Project, Civic Engagement and Public Policy, University at Buffalo
Sponsor(s): Robert Wood Johnson Foundation