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



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