11 Feb The Challenges of Access to Healthy Food
I recently spoke with one of our city council members. We discussed the challenge for our neighbors in being able to access food.
We hear about places called food deserts. That is our neighborhood, a place where it is hard to access a place to purchase groceries.
What are the consequences? Childhood obesity, increased diabetes, and high rates of high blood pressure. The lack of access to food, especially healthy food, creates many challenges.
So what can we do? The question that must be answered is how do we create access to healthy food?