Tag Archives: Poverty

Making Sure Everyone Has Access to Locally Grown Food

In the war against obesity, those in the lower income brackets have been losing ground.  Stuck between the proverbial rock and hard place, many low income Americans struggle to eat a healthy diet because they lack access to healthy options … Continue reading

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Give Gifts that Give Back This Holiday Season

This year, use your holiday dollars to do more than just make friends and family smile.  Make your holiday dollars matter more by purchasing gifts that give back.  There are a wide range of opportunities this year to spend your … Continue reading

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It’s Not How Far You Have to Go to Get Healthy Food, It’s How Much it Costs When You Get There

As the obesity rate in America continues to rise year after year, researchers, policymakers, and experts in diet and nutrition have diligently looked for both the root cause of the rise and a solution to the problem.

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You Live in the Desert, But Do You Also Live in a Food Desert?

For many Arizona residents, there is little question that they live in the desert as far as the climate goes. However, many of those same residents also live in a food desert according to the new internet mapping tool recently released by the USDA. This tool, that shows which portions of the country have limited access to affordable, nutritious food, was created to help policy makers and community leaders understand which communities would most benefit from aid and intervention.

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