Monday, February 12, 2018

Food deserts: it takes more than plunking down a grocery there

A food desert is an area that has no easy access to healthy food, often the case in disadvantaged communities. Definitions vary, but we’ve all seen them: places where Circle K and fast food joints are the only sources of food for miles.

You’d think that fixing the problem would be as simple as building a grocery store. But it’s apparently not. At least one study shows that people purchase similar low-nutrition foods.  This article reveals some of the complementary strategies that work.

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