How Food Deserts Hurt Your Patients’ Health

How Food Deserts Hurt Your Patients’ Health

A food desert is a geographic area which lacks fresh fruit, vegetables, and other whole foods.  These arise from an absence of grocery stores, farmers’ markets, and healthy food providers, and the United States is full of them (1). This problem is linked to obesity, poor diet choices, and hunger – all things that detrimentally affect the health of our communities and, thus, the conditions that show up in our clients’ clinics each...

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