Tag: food deserts

Oakland’s Jack London District: A Food Desert For The Wealthy?

Oakland’s Jack London District: A Food Desert For The Wealthy?

| July 17, 2013 | 4 Comments

The Jack London District might finally get something it’s been lacking since its booming development: a real grocery store.

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Nudging Detroit: Program Doubles Food Stamp Bucks In Grocery Stores

Nudging Detroit: Program Doubles Food Stamp Bucks In Grocery Stores

| June 14, 2013 | 0 Comments

Incentive programs that double the value of food stamp dollars spent at farmers markets have been hailed as one of the most effective ways to encourage healthful eating and support local farmers. The flaw: Most people don’t shop at farmers markets. So a new program will soon pilot the concept at three grocery stores in Detroit.

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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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People’s Community Market Closer to Finding Funding with White House Announcement

People’s Community Market Closer to Finding Funding with White House Announcement

| July 20, 2011 | 3 Comments

A full-service grocery store may finally come to the people of West Oakland. Learn more about an announcement today by First Lady Michelle Obama on a new food financing initiative designed to increase access to healthy, affordable food in underserved communities in California.

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