Tag: food desert

See More, Eat More: The Geography Of Fast Food

See More, Eat More: The Geography Of Fast Food

| March 14, 2014 | 0 Comments

The more fast food you encounter where you live and work, the likelier you are to be obese, research shows. That suggests policies limiting fast-food outlets in neighborhoods may be onto something.

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It Takes More Than A Produce Aisle To Refresh A Food Desert

It Takes More Than A Produce Aisle To Refresh A Food Desert

| February 10, 2014 | 0 Comments

Residents of a Philadelphia neighborhood that lacked a grocer got a new market brimming with fresh fruit and veggies — but that didn’t change what they ate, a survey shows. Additional interventions — such as cooking classes and nutrition education — may be needed.

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Bring Home the Bacon or Put It in a Meat Locker?

Bring Home the Bacon or Put It in a Meat Locker?

| August 8, 2013 | 0 Comments

If you’re suddenly the proud owner of 25 pounds of pork or chicken, your freezer may feel the hurt. So marketers at the Cornell Cooperative Extension in Ithaca, N.Y., are piloting a community meat locker where consumers can store large quantities of meat purchased through meat shares.

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KQED Forum: Eating Healthy in a Food Desert

KQED Forum: Eating Healthy in a Food Desert

| December 3, 2011 | 0 Comments

A recent study found that even after building supermarkets in poor neighborhoods, many residents continue to rely on fast food restaurants, leading to preventable health problems. KQED’s Forum discusses what some advocates are doing to improve the availability of healthy food.

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Ten Top Food News Stories of 2010: Part Two

Ten Top Food News Stories of 2010: Part Two

| January 2, 2011 | 5 Comments

The top ten Food News Stories of 2010 continues: Food Security, New York Food, Animal Food, Sweet Food and Virtual Food

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