Food systems and public health: Linkages to achieve healthier diets and healthier communities

A recent double issue of the Journal of Hunger & Environmental Nutrition bridges food systems and public health by identifying successful research, programs, and policies within agriculture, food, and health to advance a food system that supports healthier diets and reduced obesity.

Spearheaded by Mary Story, Ph.D., R.D., of the University of Minnesota, Michael Hamm, Ph.D. of Michigan State University, and David Wallinga, M.D. of the Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy, this dynamic collection of articles is the outcome of a conference held in April 2009 that focused on the food system, food, agriculture, and agriculture policy – a discussion which is central to healthy diets and obesity prevention.

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