Food Access Interest Group
The Food Access Interest Group (FAIG) is focused on issues related to access to healthy foods and beverages in support of childhood obesity prevention. This group will begin its work with the development of initiatives to support CLOCC’s Blueprint for Accelerating Progress in Childhood Obesity Prevention in Chicago: The Next Decade and the implementation of A Recipe for Healthy Places: Addressing the Intersection of Food and Obesity in Chicago. We will connect advocates, practitioners, policy makers and others whose work and interests align with these two plans and other food and beverage access priorities. We are particularly focused on community-level interventions that increase healthy food and beverage retail, healthy food and beverage in emergency food systems, and connecting Chicago residents and communities to other sources of healthy food and beverage. Our meetings will include conversations with experts in the field, group discussions on common interests and sharing works in progress.
Staff liaisons: Grant Vitale and Nichole Edmonds