Incentives for Establishment of more Healthy Food Alternatives to more Sections of the City


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In 2015, Mayor Backus formed the Blue Ribbon Committee with the goal of
transforming Auburn into the healthiest city in Washington by 2020. This was in
response to a King County assessment, conducted earlier that year, that revealed
that Auburn had low rankings for many health determinants including obesity
and diabetes. In alignment with the city’s goals and through the University of
Washington and Livable City Year program, a team of graduate and undergraduate
students developed a food policy plan that sought to improve community health
outcomes through better nutrition.

Read the final student report delivered to the local gov/community partner.

Livable City Year Contact Info
Teri Thomson Randall
Program Manager

University Faculty Contact
Richard Conlin
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Local Government / Community Contact
Carol Barker

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