About Healthy Food Action
Health professionals – nurses, dieticians, physicians, public health workers, social workers and others – see every day the downstream impacts of a broken food system. They are on the front lines of the American epidemics of obesity and related chronic diseases, such as heart disease, stroke, diabetes and cancer. Cancer and other diseases are increasingly linked to pesticide use and other toxins rife within our food and farming system. Like successful policy changes to curb tobacco use, public action by health professionals is urgently needed to support a healthier food system for all Americans, including more sustainable farms to grow and produce healthy food.
Healthy Food Action makes it simple for health professionals to ACT. It provides both vital information, and a mechanism for action. By speaking out, health professionals can lend their unique, collective voice to public policy debates about food and farming - a voice to ensure that these policies are consistent with better health.
Healthy Food Action is a project of the Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy.
To contact Healthy Food Action, HealthyFoodAction@iatp.org.