A food system is an interconnected network that includes everything from “field to fork” — essentially how food is grown, distributed and sold, consumed, and recovered from unnecessarily entering the landfill.
A sustainable food system is a local one. The research and reports below offer information about Austin’s food system and what the City is doing to make it more equitable and healthy.
Our office surveyed over 800 food retail establishments to assess the availability of healthy, nutritious food in the Austin area. The findings from this study will help guide new and existing healthy food initiatives and outreach for residents who live in areas that face barriers to healthy food access.