Food Access

Food Retail Inventory Tool

The Prevention Research Center for Healthy Neighborhoods at Case Western Reserve University has developed an assesment tool for food retailers that identifies the availability of healthy options within the store including fresh fruits and vegetables, whole wheat bread, dried beans, and high fiber or low sugar cereals.  The tool also notes if alcohol and tobacco products are sold, if prepared foods are available, and the ratio of food to nonfood aisles in the store.

Working Group(s): 
Community Food Assessment
Working Group(s): 
Health & Nutrition

2012 Produce Perks EBT Incentive Consumer Impact Survey TOOL

A 16 question consumer impact survey tool for Produce Perks developed by Wholesome Wave. This survey  was administered at 7 of the participating farmers' markets in Cuyahoga County from August-October 2012. The results are also included on our site.

Working Group(s): 
Health & Nutrition

2012 Produce Perks EBT Incentive Consumer Impact Survey RESULTS

Wholesome Wave reported results of their 2012 Produce Perks Consumer Impact Survey. The consumer survey was administered at 7 of the participating markets from August-October 2012. The actual survey tool is also available on our site.

Working Group(s): 
Health & Nutrition

PRC Seminar Series: Assessing and Mapping the Food Environment

October 24, 2012 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Location: 
Prevention Research Center for Healthy Neighborhoods
11000 Cedar Avenue BioEnterprise Building - Basement Conference Room
Cleveland, OH

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Working Group(s): 
Community Food Assessment

Defining and Analyzing a Food Desert by CSU Student Monique Russell

Cleveland State University student, Monique Russell, and Dr. Brian Mikelbank of CSU's Levin College of Urban Affairs recently completed a revised anaylsis of food access in Cuyahoga County that includes food pantries, urban gardens, and farmers markets and a measure of access using network analysis instead of straight line distance.

Working Group(s): 
Community Food Assessment

Food Policy Research Working Group Meeting

August 15, 2012 - 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Location: 
To Be Determined

Join us for our next Food Policy Research Working Group meeting where we will be discussing plans to develop an online inventory of recent food-access research projects in Cleveland and Cuyahoga County as well as survey and assessment tools for collecting data related to food access and availability.  To RSVP please contact Working Group Chair Sue Flocke at susan [dot] flocke [at] case [dot] edu

Working Group(s): 
Community Food Assessment

Health & Nutrition Working Group Meeting

July 12, 2012 - 9:00am - 11:00am
Location: 
Gypsy Bean Cafe
6425 Detroit Ave
Cleveland, OH 44102

The next meeting of the Health and Nutrition Working Group will be June 5th from 9:00 - 11:00 am.  The 2012 initiatives for this working group include farm to school, expanding food assistance use at local farmers markets, and healthy vending machine policies, To learn more about this working group or to get more details about our next meeting, contact Working Group Leader, Annie Stahlheber at astahlheber [at] ccbh [dot] net or 216.201.2001 ext. 1544

Working Group(s): 
Health & Nutrition

FRESHWATER - Produce Perks Program Addresses Fresh Food Gaps In City Neighborhoods

When the Broadway Farmers Market in Slavic Village piloted a new program to offer a dollar-for-dollar match to Ohio Direction Card customers who purchase produce, it experienced a 191-percent increase in Direction Card sales in one year.
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Working Group(s): 
Health & Nutrition

Healthy Cleveland Resolution: Moving from Ideas to Practice

May 11, 2012 - 8:00am - 4:30pm
Location: 
Cleveland City Council
601 Lakeside Avenue Cleveland City Council Chambers
Cleveland, OH

The Healthy Cleveland Resolution adopted by Cleveland City Council, Mayor Frank Jackson and the four major healthcare institutions last year outlined a broad-based public-private initiative to address health disparities in Cleveland.  The Healthy Cleveland Resolution: Moving from Ideas to Practice Summit will bring together community stakeholders from across the city and county to develop plans for policies and initiatives that will improve the health of Cleveland's residents and their neighborhoods.... Read more »