The Prince George’s County Food System Study report, Healthy Food for All Prince Georgians: An assessment of access to healthy food in Prince George’s County, Maryland, is now available online for reading or free downloading:
This research study is an assessment of access to healthy food in Prince George’s County. It identifies issues affecting access to healthy and adequate food through surveys of food retailers, and surveys and focus group discussions with consumers. It explains why despite having more supermarkets than the market could support, there is still inadequate access to healthy food for a significant number of residents.
It discusses the shortcomings of national studies on areas with limited access to healthy food, and includes research findings on food-health connection, school meals, and food insecurity in the County. Based on the study findings and national and international promising practices, policy recommendations are provided for creating a healthy, equitable, and sustainable food system that ensures everybody has access to nutritious, affordable, sustainably grown, safe, and culturally appropriate food.