Decreased chronic disease:
Decreased prevalence of preventable, chronic, food-related diseases and improved overall human health.
Widespread access to local/regional foods:
Reinvestment in local food procurement and access systems for all populations and demographics; access to farmers markets, restored connection between local purveyors/farmers markets/supermarkets/etc. and community members; reduced “food deserts” in low-income communities.
Increased availability of healthy and culturally appropriate food:
Increased nutrient density of food, availability of less processed/unprocessed foods, and reduced food travel/miles/time.
Increased access to education at all levels:
(K-12 and higher education) with regionally appropriate education materials and focus on the importance of biologically diverse, healthy food systems.
SNAP dollars leveraged to bolster local, healthy, resilient food systems:
Easier access for local regenerative producers to become SNAP certified.
Mitigated downstream human health impacts from environmental exposure: a. Increased food safety: Significant reduction in the use of toxic chemical fertilizers, pesticides, herbicides and fungicides, reducing runoff and increasing food safety for children and everyone who eats. b. Universal access to clean drinking water: Reduced contamination of waterways and sources.