Studies show that a child raised on the Eastside of Tacoma is likely to live 7-12 years less than other parts of the city. While there are many reasons for this, access to healthy food is a strong contributor. A Food Innovation District can help to reduce this disparity. By encouraging business collaboration, FIDs provide important opportunities for product aggregation, information sharing, and partnering on events and market promotion. This project will identify existing assets that can be built upon, evaluate specific opportunity sites, and identify actions to spur a cross-cultural and cross-generational food district.
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Teri Thomson Randall
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