Location: Savannah, Georgia, population 145,674
The Problem: Many residents are consuming less than five servings of fruits and vegetables per day.
Healthiest Cities & Counties Challenge Approach: The Healthy Policy for a Healthy Savannah project will align local efforts and diverse resources to tackle social determinants both citywide and in west Savannah, a low-income, minority neighborhood. The Healthy Savannah team is made up of organizations from numerous sectors to increase collaboration, resource sharing and the vast nature of the project. Healthy Savannah will improve health equity and community wellness through promoting access to healthy food and physical activity, increasing the presence of healthy foods in grocery stores to eliminate food deserts, providing more nutritional education and empowering at-risk residents to participate.