Health happens outside of the doctor’s office: 80% of our health is determined by how and where we live, work, learn and play. It’s no surprise that what we eat impacts our wellbeing; unfortunately, many New Yorkers struggle to afford enough nutritious food to lead healthy lives. See below for more information and resources on food security and health in NYC.
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Developed to inform related policy and advocacy efforts, this fact sheet examines the effects of food security on health, with a focus on the impact of federal policy (specifically, the US Farm Bill) on food insecurity in NYC.
This fact sheet provides an overview of the many ways that government programs to reduce hunger and food insecurity contribute to the health of individuals and families, as well as the stability of the local economy