Browsing the "food deserts" Tag

Food Deserts, Walkability, and Safety

October 22nd, 2013 | by Guest Contributor

You might not think of walkability as a food-related issue, but being able to safely walk to grocery stores and healthy restaurants makes a big difference in your quality of life


Hispanic Kids and Childhood Obesity: What Michelle Left Out

July 26th, 2013 | by Tanya Sitton

On Tuesday Michelle Obama addressed an enthusiastic audience about health concerns facing Hispanic families in the U.S. The First Lady spoke eloquently about the importance of healthy choices in fighting debilitating lifestyle diseases, now distressingly prevalent even among our children -- especially among Hispanic (and other minority) children. But framing childhood obesity as a choice-driven issue sells parents and kids way short, especially within economically marginalized communities. If we fail to address the underlying problems, we can't begin to hope for actual progress


Why Walmart Can’t Fix the Food System

February 22nd, 2012 | by Food & Water Watch

Yesterday, as Walmart released its fourth quarter earnings, Food & Water Watch released a report analyzing the rift between Walmart’s marketing claims and the true impact the company has on the food system


Occupy Farm in the Sky

February 14th, 2012 | by Guest Contributor

Organizers of Occupy Wall Street Sustainability Working group in concert with Eco Station NY are creating a 16,000 sq foot Roof Top Farm in Bushwick Brooklyn, and we need your help


Wal-Mart to Make Food Healthier and Healthy Food Affordable

January 20th, 2011 | by Heather Carr

Wal-Mart announced their intentions this morning to make food healthier and to make healthy food affordable. Working with First Lady Michelle Obama's Let's Move initiative, Wal-Mart will increase accessibility to healthy foods through lower prices, location of stores, and better nutrition in popular packaged items


Farmers Markets and Food Stamps

September 7th, 2010 | by Becky Striepe

Did you know that many farmers markets take food stamps? Many of the markets here in the Atlanta area have been taking food stamps for years, and it looks like markets other cities are doing the same. This trend feels like a win for farmers and for customers!



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