What’s a food systems development manager? Denver has one.

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Denver wants to make healthy food more accessible to all its neighborhoods. It’s one of at least 22 cities that have hired a leader to do just that.

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Denver's Union Station hosts a farmers market. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

In Denver, Blake Angelo is the first person to take that job, CivilEats reports. His job was created two years ago, and he’s now working on the first Denver Food Plan, which just wrapped up a series of community meetings.

So what, exactly is he supposed to accomplish? Well, it could range from supporting food entrepreneurs to simply getting decent food stores in more areas. About half of low- and moderate-income Denver lacks convenient access to grocery stores, CivilEats reports.

Head over to CivilEats for more details on this national trend.

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