The role of urban food policy in preventingdiet-related non-communicable diseases inCape Town and New York
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Cities are important settings for production and prevention of non-communicable diseases. This article proposes a conceptual framework for identificationof opportunities to prevent diet-related non-communicable diseases in cities. It comparestwo cities, Cape Town in South Africa and New York City in the United States, to illustratemunicipal, regional, national and global influences in three policy domains that influenceNCDs: product formulation, shaping retail environments and institutional food practices,domains in which each city has taken action.