The role of cities in shaping food environments

The Food Trails project produced a policy brief to clarify the project’s vision on the food environments approach. Considering the negative health effects of existing food environments, cities are not only the places where people affected by food environments live, they are also part of the solution. This policy brief concisely defines food environments, and explains cities’ efforts to transform local food environments while generating positive co-benefits for/in the urban context. The brief presents the experiences of a group of cities, including Amsterdam, Barcelona and Birmingham, in changing their food environments over the past year to illustrate the potential for local level actions.

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