food acess

From "Rebuilding the Foodshed" by Philip Ackerman Leist (Chesea Green, 2012):

Although definitions vary somewhat, most organizations and governments define food access as having the resources and physical abiltiy to procure adequate and appropriate foods necessary for a nutritious diet.  "Appropriate" is a key word here, as some foods are culturally appropriate or inappropriate for certain populations, and it is also important that "access" does not include food sources that involve activities such as sorting through garbage.