An AHA science advisory, Innovation to Create a Healthy and Sustainable Food System, lays the groundwork for continued innovative thinking about a strategic policy agenda that supports an equitable, sustainable food system that provides healthy, affordable food for all. It does not represent the American Heart Association’s strategic policy agenda nor work that is happening at all levels of government. The AHA will continue to draw upon this science advisory and other association policy positions and statements as we pursue a comprehensive public advocacy approach to address the quality of food for all people who live in the US.
The Association’s strategic policy agenda is continuing to evolve as we enter the next decade to incorporate sustainability and equity and think about the food system in a comprehensive way, especially in the context of other major policy areas (ex. rural health, access to preventive services, air quality, and transportation infrastructure). We acknowledge that how food is grown, harvested, processed, transported, stored, distributed, labeled and priced influences the nutrition quality of what people eat. We look forward to continued policy development and implementation evaluation in this important area to better prioritize our work and strategically use our resources. For more information please visit the American Heart Association’s strategic policy agenda (PDF) and other policy research resources.
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