Marin County Food System Assessment Project

Food – how it is produced, processed, distributed, consumed, and recycled 
is a dominant social determinant of health for a community.

The dominant American Food paradigm promotes 
disease, not health. The National Institutes of Health predict that by 
mid-century one of every 3 Americans will have diabetes. Obesity,
cardiovascular disease, lost productivity and even diminished IQ are linked
 to poor diet. Low income families, especially children and the elderly,
 are at greatest risk. Education, healthcare and social costs, and quality of 
life suffer as a result.

The Marin County Food System Assessment combines three goals:

  1. Building a Sustainable Local Food System
  2. Ending Hunger in Marin.
  3. Creating a Healthier Community

Working Together We can Fix Food in Marin