Many factors contribute to Americans’ expanding waistlines, but a growing body of research indicates that one key component is the scarcity of healthy food in low-income communities. Several studies in recent years have shown a strong correlation between the absence of full-service grocery retailers in a community and high rates of obesity and related health problems such as diabetes. For decades, low-income urban and rural communities have faced limited opportunities to purchase healthy food.
More can be found on the PolicyLink website.
Bringing local food to low-income neighborhoods and revitalizing kitchen culture in Philadelphia, PA.