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An Oasis in the South L.A. Food Desert

An Oasis in the South L.A. Food Desert

by Julianne Hing on October 11 2013, 7:00AM

South L.A. is losing its supermarkets. Here’s how one community-driven produce stand is helping to fill the gap.

Topics: Health, How We Eat

Stic of Dead Prez Shares Seven Easy Tips for Eating Well on a 'Hood Budget

Stic of Dead Prez Shares Seven Easy Tips for Eating Well on a ‘Hood Budget

by Jamilah King on October 7 2013, 11:45AM

You can eat well without breaking the bank. Here’s how.

Topics: Health, /NOW

Infographic: The Hard Search for Healthy Food in South L.A.

Infographic: The Hard Search for Healthy Food in South L.A.

by Julianne Hing on July 11 2013, 4:16PM

Six farmers markets serve all of South L.A., while West L.A.’s got 16.

Topics: How We Eat, /NOW

Study: Nutritious Food Costs Thousands a Year, But Fat's a Bargain

Study: Nutritious Food Costs Thousands a Year, But Fat’s a Bargain

by Jorge Rivas on August 5 2011, 2:50PM

Study finds following USDA’s updated balanced diet guidelines would add hundreds of dollars to the average consumer’s food costs.

Topics: Health

Urban Foodies Look to Their Past and Find Recipes for Healthy Futures

Urban Foodies Look to Their Past and Find Recipes for Healthy Futures

by Rae Gomes on June 22 2011, 10:17AM

Food revolutionaries in immigrant neighborhoods want to reclaim the healthy foods of their ancestors. They just have to find the ingredients.

Topics: Health, How We Eat

Do You Live in a Food Desert? Search Your Area Infographic

Do You Live in a Food Desert? Search Your Area

by Asraa Mustufa on May 24 2011, 3:00PM

A new interactive map by the USDA tracks food access across the United States.

Topics: Health

A Food Crisis Is Coming, But Urban America Already Has It Solved

A Food Crisis Is Coming, But Urban America Already Has It Solved

by Imara Jones on February 16 2011, 11:07AM

Urban farms grew out of crisis in black and brown neighborhoods. Now they’re an innovation all of America desperately needs.

Topics: Environment, How We Eat

Michelle Obama's Well-Earned Victory Lap on Nutrition

Michelle Obama’s Well-Earned Victory Lap on Nutrition

by Kai Wright on February 9 2011, 1:12PM

As the first lady celebrates the year anniversary of her anti-obesity campaign, and keeps pressure on industry.

Topics: Kai Wright

Congress Leaves Kids Hungry in Order to Feed Them

Congress Leaves Kids Hungry in Order to Feed Them

by Seth Freed Wessler on August 17 2010, 9:35AM

It’s been a summer of false choices in Washington—pitting one vital need for struggling families against another.

Topics: Economy

Another Way Neighborhoods Are Creating Real Food Options

Another Way Neighborhoods Are Creating Real Food Options

by Kai Wright on August 15 2010, 11:50AM

Commenter Gordo chimes in with a smart idea from Minneapolis: Mini-markets

Topics: Health, Kai Wright

5 Ways Neighborhoods Are Taking Control of Their Food Systems Photo

5 Ways Neighborhoods Are Taking Control of Their Food Systems

by Juell Stewart on August 13 2010, 3:30PM

We’re glad Michelle Obama’s got our back, but here’s what some folks are doing on their own—and what you can do too.

Topics: Health, How We Eat

House Bill Would Serve Kids Healthier Food at Schools

House Bill Would Serve Kids Healthier Food at Schools

by Michelle Chen on July 20 2010, 11:28AM

The bill isn’t the comprehensive answer, but it does reflect a broader perspective on the link between children’s health and what we put on their plates.

Topics: Health, On Gender, Schools & Youth

Michelle Obama to Talk Obesity at NAACP Convention

Michelle Obama to Talk Obesity at NAACP Convention

by Naima Ramos-Chapman on June 30 2010, 11:48AM

Michelle Obama will ask for help on her obesity campaign at the NAACP’s gathering this summer.

Topics: Health

NY Dems Say Let Them Eat… Fresh Fruits and Veggies

by Juell Stewart on April 19 2010, 9:00AM

New York Democrats Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand and Rep. Nydia Velazquez are joining Michelle Obama’s campaign to get healthy food options available to the 23.5 million Americans who live in areas lacking fresh fruits and vegetables. Last week, Gillibrand and…

Topics: Health

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