Wednesday, July 19, 2006
City's most vulnerable populations live in food deserts
The Chicago Tribune has been running several articles in response to a study that shows the shortage of food choices in the city's African American communities. It is easier to get to fast food restaurants than to grocery stores that supply healthy foods at affordable costs. Neighborhood corner stores are more accessible for those without cars, but the prices are higher and the food less fresh. Food shortages lead to higher health risks.