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. Since over 29 million people in the U.S. are living in a food desert (2017), solutions to this national problem should be top of mind.
Food deserts increase obesity rates. Having minimal access to nutritious foods forces individuals in low income communities to eat unhealthy foods that are more accessible. Fast food restaurants and corner stores feed the families in these types of communities.
Eat Better Live Better feels that it is our responsibility to increase access to affordable and healthy foods. We are currently designing and implementing a project to boost resolve in relation to the food desert issue.
We are proud to announce that 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 these communities is both exciting and necessary.
It is time to fight for individuals living in food deserts, and Eat Better and Live Better is taking steps to provide access to fresh and healthy foods for all!