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American Food Deserts

New Law Will Increase Access to Healthy California Foods

John A. Perez | Posted 12.26.2011 | Los Angeles
John A. Perez

California's nutritional shortcomings extend beyond that of trans fat and caloric challenges, and into the disturbing realm of simple access to affordable, healthy food options.

16 Million Kids Face 'Summer Of Hunger'

AOL News | Judy Pasternak | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

WASHINGTON (June 16) -- With the school year ending in communities across America, more than 16 million children face a summer of hunger....

Grocer, Can You Make a Profit?

Mari Gallagher | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Mari Gallagher

We spend billions of dollars in this country treating diseases that could be moderated or prevented by better and healthier food access and choice. A great number of these treatments are for the uninsured and take place in the emergency room. This is not cost-effective.

Brother, Can You Spare an Apple?

Mari Gallagher | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Mari Gallagher

Can the market do well by doing some good? Why not? In Chicago alone we have identified a half-million-plus people who live in a Food Desert with no or distant grocery stores but nearby access to fast food.