What is a food desert?

Surprisingly, most people still have no clue what a food desert is.  Per the American Nutrition Association and USDA, Food deserts are defined  as parts of the country vapid of fresh fruit, vegetables, and other healthful whole foods, usually found in impoverished areas. This is largely due to a lack of grocery stores, farmers’ markets, and healthy food providers.  Here is the USDA’s food desert locator map.

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