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Food Desert

Detroit Entrepreneur Seeks To Open Black-Owned Grocery Store

The Huffington Post | Philip Lewis | Posted 03.24.2017 | Black Voices

Although the city of Detroit is experiencing an electrifying period of urban revitalization, many residents believe that the city’s economic renaiss...

7 Ways to Improvise in a Food Desert

Mark Hyman, MD | Posted 01.03.2017 | Healthy Living
Mark Hyman, MD

“Dr. Hyman, I’m going to my in-laws for the holidays, and they live in a food desert,” a reader recently wrote. “Seriously, they have one groc...

A Single Mother Is Growing Sustainable Farm-To-Table Food For Her Community

The Huffington Post | Felicia Kelley | Posted 09.08.2016 | HuffPost Live 321

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It's Hard To Find Fresh Produce In North Philly -- But Not If You Grow Your Own

The Huffington Post | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 07.28.2016 | Business

A 2-acre plot of land is providing a dietary lifeline for a Philadelphia neighborhood that badly needs it. The plot, which was once a dumping ground, ...

Jesse Dylan on Reimagining the American Dream with Home Matters

Jesse Dylan | Posted 06.20.2016 | Impact
Jesse Dylan

As a student I got to know a man called Frank. He had lost his home, and his neighborhood, and was living on the streets and shelters. He wanted to go back to a world where he had a family, a community. Yet he had no hope. His story of yearning to return home stayed with me for years.

This Grocery Store On Wheels Brings Fresh Food To Low-Income Areas

The Huffington Post | Elyse Wanshel | Posted 05.16.2016 | Good News

If you live in St. Louis, Missouri, a bus brimming with fresh produce may just turn up in your neighborhood or at your job. The St. Louis MetroMarket ...

How Black Churches Are Helping Their Communities Get Access To Healthy Food

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 07.08.2015 | Religion

Jesus made a revolutionary statement when he stood on the Mount of Olives and declared: “For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was th...

Explaining "Working Poor" to My Privileged, Middle Class Children

Christian Piatt | Posted 06.20.2015 | Religion
Christian Piatt

When we do our "gratitude inventory" (aka, a way to get them to reflect and pray), they rattle off things as a matter of routine that many people would only dream of.

Urban Fruit Documentary Film

Monique Ruffin | Posted 04.11.2015 | Impact
Monique Ruffin

For the last several years I've been on a journey toward conscious living, particularly conscious eating and community well-being. This is not an easy endeavor in an urban setting.

Helping Children in Hidden Rural Poverty

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 11.12.2014 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

When many people hear child poverty in America, the first stereotype is an inner-city child. But in a nation where over 16 million children, more than one in five, are poor, the truth is that child poverty affects children everywhere, although we know it affects urban, suburban, and rural children in some ways differently.

Landscaping for Heaven or Hell on Earth

Lisa Novick | Posted 08.04.2014 | Green
Lisa Novick

It is time to recognize the wrongdoing at the heart of ornamental non-native landscaping and to make amends. It is time for people to extend the love and respect they show for one another to the land that surrounds their homes and places of worship.

Fighting Hunger on Michigan's Northern Frontier

Kenneth Estelle | Posted 07.08.2014 | Impact
Kenneth Estelle

Food banks like ours are equipped to save surplus food before it ends up in the landfill, but since the recession, our network has been stretched to capacity by the growing need.

Healthy Is the New Gangsta: An Interview With Dead Prez's Stic

Seamus McKiernan | Posted 01.23.2014 | Taste
Seamus McKiernan

Rap and health consciousness may not seem like a natural duo, but for Khnum Ibomu, or Stic, promoting a healthy lifestyle is a natural extension of the themes of political activism, social justice and personal motivation that run through his music.

An Oasis in a Food Desert

Bill Moyers | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Bill Moyers

On this week's Moyers & Company, historian and author Peter Dreier tells us that the current political crisis is fraught with possibility for progressives in America -- and shares the reasons he continues to be optimistic.

Transforming Food Deserts and Swamps to Fight Obesity

Susan Blumenthal, M.D. | Posted 08.27.2013 | Healthy Living
Susan Blumenthal, M.D.

Hopefully, as the problem of food deserts and swamps gains greater recognition, communities will implement innovative and creative solutions. The USDA's Healthy Food Financing Initiative should focus on supporting this kind of innovation in communities across the country.

From Up on High: A Movie Review of A Place at the Table

Lloyd I. Sederer, MD | Posted 04.30.2013 | Healthy Living
Lloyd I. Sederer, MD

The ironies abound in this lean 84-minute documentary. Obesity in this country is shown to be often a sign of hunger and poverty, unlike in very poor, developing countries, where hunger and poverty leave people all skin and bones.

Walking in Another's Shoes: Paul Quinn College, Food Deserts and an Alternative Spring Break

Marybeth Gasman | Posted 04.23.2013 | Black Voices
Marybeth Gasman

For those who follow Black colleges and the happenings at these institutions, you are probably familiar with Paul Quinn College in Dallas, Texas. This...

Living in a Diaper Desert

Joanne Goldblum | Posted 01.15.2013 | Parents
Joanne Goldblum

Much attention has been focused on changing food deserts for the sake of the nation's health. Let's not forget, though, that good food is not the only thing a child needs. No community will be a healthy place for a child to grow up until all a baby's basic needs are accessible and affordable.

Americans Eat More Vegetables Than 5 Years Ago, Study Finds

The Huffington Post | Rachel Tepper | Posted 05.22.2012 | Home

More than 90 percent of Americans think equal access to fresh produce is very or somewhat important, according to a new survey by the W.K. Kellogg Fou...

PHOTOS: Mobile Farmers Market Hits The Streets

The Huffington Post | Rachel Tepper | Posted 05.18.2012 | DC

Remember when we told you about the D.C. Mobile Market, the school bus that was turned into a farmers market on wheels? The project, dreamed up by ...

When I Was Fat: A Story Of Poverty

Ann Bauer | Posted 07.09.2012 | Healthy Living
Ann Bauer

My turn at poverty was sudden and relatively brief. But I do know something about how living that way increases body mass and how seemingly impossible it is to turn the weight around.

No Simple Answers for a Complex Problem

Mike Curtin | Posted 06.23.2012 | DC
Mike Curtin

Food access is a complicated issue. While this web is as vexing as it is complex, it will not become less troublesome, tragic, or costly if we do nothing.

Desperate Consumers Lining This Company's Pockets

Flickr user daysofthundr46 | Alice Hines | Posted 02.23.2012 | Business

Dollar stores are thriving in this weak recovery as struggling Americans look for deals on the basics. Dollar Tree, the nation's third largest doll...

Rachel Tepper

Bus-Based Market Gears Up Sell Fresh, Cheap Produce In D.C. Food Deserts

HuffingtonPost.com | Rachel Tepper | Posted 11.14.2011 | DC

WASHINGTON -- With awareness growing about "food desert" communities locally, one area restaurant consortium is launching a new program aiming to brin...

Food Desert Recipe: Twinkie Tuna Salad

Turnstyle | Posted 10.16.2011 | Impact
Turnstyle

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