Saturday, January 19, 2013

No fruits and veges

My wife does school based nursing.

She spends a lot a time counseling students on healthy diets but a lot of her students live in food deserts.

A food desert is defined as:

A district in an urban or rural setting with little or no access to large grocery stores that offer fresh and affordable foods needed to maintain a healthy diet. Instead of such stores, these districts often contain many fast food restaurants and convenience stores.

I've been through a lot of such areas in my travels to and from homes.

Whenever there are pawn shops or cash advance stores on every block, it's also a pretty good bet that you are in the midst of a food desert.

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