Low Income Neighborhoods Lack Access to Nutritious Food
Study Demonstrates Link Between Obesity and Hunger
A pioneering new study by the New York City Coalition Against Hunger uses cutting-edge computer mapping technology to demonstrate that low-income neighborhoods in the city lack access to supermarkets, farmers’ markets, and other sources of fresh produce and nutritious food.
Focusing on the low-income neighborhoods of the South Bronx, Central Harlem, and Brownsville, the study indicates that, in low-income neighborhoods, fresh produce and other nutritious foods are often more difficult to physically access than more fattening junk foods and restaurant foods.
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