Full Coverage: Samina Raja Argues for Departments of Food

Youth Growcery Store audit.

A widely published opinion piece by Samina Raja, associate professor of urban planning, argues that local governments need to pay more attention to providing residents with healthy food. Cities and counties have departments for water, education, transportation, parks and social services, but not for food. This neglect contributes to problems such as a lack of fresh food in low-income neighborhoods and high rates of diet-related disease.

Updated June 6, 2015