Health and Wellness : America’s Worst 9 Urban Food Deserts

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    “Food desert” is a term commonly used to describe communities with little or no access to healthy food, including fresh fruits, vegetables, meats and diary products. Millions of Americans — mostly poor, many African-Americans — live in these areas. In fact, the United States Department of Agriculture reports that about 23.5 million Americans currently live in food deserts, including 6.5 million children. Typically, food deserts are defined by: 1) the lack or absence of large grocery stores and supermarkets that sell fresh produce and healthy food options; and 2) low-income populations living on tight budgets. These food deserts are also signified by high levels of obesity, diabetes and cardiovascular diseases in the community, which result from residents buying their food from corner stores that sell processed foods, and plentiful fast food options.

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    America's Worst 9 Urban Food Deserts

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    See this is the type of stuff folks should be marching about. this is the type of issue that is relevant for the everyday person... Not the person who temporarily lives in a house that you may never visit
     
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    Yes. In my city, to buy fresh, wild caught fish, you have to go to the white side of town. If you want to buy organic fruits and veggies, same thing. The neighborhood supermarkets don't even have a Health Food aisle, like the stores on the white side of town.

    I asked the store manager why the stores of this particular chain offered healthy foods to white neighborhoods, but not AA neighborhoods. He said it was because they didn't sell as well in the AA neighborhoods.... Hmmm...