Hey! Is your 'hood a 'food desert'?

The 5 warning signs:

  • 1 Fresh, quality produce + healthy food are hard to find
  • 2 Junk food + fast food are way too easy to get
  • 3 Supermarkets + grocery stores + farmers’ markets are MIA
  • 4 Streets are overrun with small liquor + convenience stores that sell cheap, mostly processed food
  • 5 Folks suffer high rates of overweight + obesity + chronic disease and die younger
    than non-food desert residents.
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Eugene Cooke, Urban Farmer

"What is bliss? When love and work come together..." In this clip, get a glimpse into the work of internationally recognized urban farmer, Eugene Cooke.

Obama Administration Details Healthy Food Financing Initiative

February 19, 2010, from Press Room U. S. Department of the Treasury

All Aboard for Michelle Obama's Childhood Obesity Campaign

February 10, 2010 by Jeannine Stein, Los Angeles Times

Food Environment Atlas Launches

February 2010 The U.S. FOOD ENVIRONMENT ATLAS

Urban Food Deserts Threaten Children's Health

January 29, 2010 by Marian Wright Edelman, The Huffington Post

A New Kind of Cornerstore Makeover

January 23, 2010 By: Twilight Greenaway, GOOD

Michelle Obama Tackles Childhood Obesity

January 20, 2010 by Jodi Kantor, The New York Times: The Caucus blog

Little Stores and Fatter Kids

January 15, 2010 by David Richardson, Miller-McCune

King County Pushes for Healthy Corner Stores

January 11, 2010 by Ruby de Luna, www.kuow.org

Ok... So don't just stand there - take action!

MMTV

TRANSFORM a corner store into a healthy market-one step at a time.

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N3

UNDERSTAND how a community becomes a food desert.

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YUMTV

DEFEAT the junkfood cycle with your most powerful weapon: knowledge.

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