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Food Deserts

By December 15, 2012

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GroceryFood deserts refer to geographic areas where people do not have easy access to food retailers. The concept mostly refers to a deficit of supermarkets or grocers in a neighborhood, so people have to travel a long distance to purchase food, or rely on fast food or convenience stores. It also connects to other barriers to food access such as affordability, and public health concerns such as obesity and related health problems. Read Juliet Jacobs' latest article on Food Deserts to learn about these unique geographic regions.

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December 18, 2012 at 8:12 am
(1) Hillary J Shaw says:

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