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Confronting Food Deserts. …when serving healthy food as part of a regular diet is not an option. In a food desert, people Often do not have access to full grocery stores Turn instead to quick markets that sell inexpensive, processed food Frequently eat at chain fast food restaurants

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Confronting food deserts

Confronting Food Deserts

…when serving healthy food as part of a regular diet is not an option.


Food desert

  • In a food desert, people

  • Often do not have access to full grocery stores

  • Turn instead to quick markets that sell inexpensive, processed food

  • Frequently eat at chain fast food restaurants

    • Gain weight due to high calorie & fat content in non-fresh foods

    • Suffer from illness due to lack of nutrients

Food Desert:

A district with little to no access to fresh food that is vital to maintaining health.


Emotional health

AWorldturned upside down

  • Living in a food desert

  • Is often considered as living with poverty

  • Restricts food consumption which can upset people

  • Causes turmoil in families

  • Causes children to grow up feeling insecure

Emotional Health:

The ability to handle emotions like stress, anger, and sadness in healthy ways. Leading a happy, balanced life.


The food desert balance

The Food Desert Balance


Confronting food deserts

Getting Enough Food to Eat

Information presented by the U.S. Census Bureau, Current Population Survey 2009


Http www childrenshealthwatch org upload resource cook frank annals 08 pdf

U.S. Family Income & Food Insecurity

http://www.childrenshealthwatch.org/upload/resource/cook_frank_annals_08.pdf


Confronting food deserts

What can you do?


Confronting food deserts

Government Involvement

http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2011/10/25/first-lady-michelle-obama-making-difference-cities-food-deserts

http://www.letsmove.gov/blog/2011/07/20/watch-live-first-lady-michelle-obama-makes-announcement-access-healthy-affordable-fo

  • Let’s Move

  • Michelle Obama’s Involvement

  • USDA’s MyPlate


References

References

U.S. Census Bureau

http://www.childrenshealthwatch.org/upload/resource/cook_frank_annals_08.pdf

http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2011/10/25/first-lady-michelle-obama-making-difference-cities-food-deserts

http://www.letsmove.gov/blog/2011/07/20/watch-live-first-lady-michelle-obama-makes-announcement-access-healthy-affordable-fo


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