A food desert is defined as an area that lacks access to affordable fruits, vegetables, whole grains and other foods that make up the full range of a healthy diet.
Food deserts are prevalent in urban, low-income and downtown areas, but why is it a problem? Since over 29 million people in the U.S. are living in a food desert, solutions to this national problem should be addressed.
Food deserts increase obesity rates. Having less access to nutritious foods, forces low income communities to eat foods that are accessible. Fast food restaurants and corner stores feed the families in the communities because they are built in abundance and on practically every corner.
Eat Better Live Better feels that it is our responsibility to provide these communities with access to affordable and healthy foods. We are currently designing and implementing a project to create a resolve for food deserts.
We are proud to announce that the Eat Better Live Better Mobile Produce Trucks will be launching in Georgia and Florida by the turn of 2018. Bringing Farmers Market quality produce, nuts, grains and oils to service these communities is an exciting and necessary addition to our initiative in creating healthier communities.
It is time to help resolve the national food desert problem and Eat Better and Live Better by providing access to healthy foods to the people who need it.