Georgia Tackles Healthy Food Access


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Georgia is no stranger to the connection between hunger and obesity. Many low-income residents live in areas that have no grocery store close by but boast a variety of fast food joints, and rates of childhood obesity in those areas are high.

Following the lead of many states and cities nationwide, Georgia has created the Georgia Supermarket Access Task Force, led by The Food Trust and Voices for Georgia’s Children. The task force has been meeting with key stakeholders, such as grocers and those in public health and agriculture, to talk about ways to get stores with fresh, healthy produce back into these areas. Check out the task force’s work here!

One great success story in the area is the Veggie Truck Farmers’ Market, a weekly produce truck that accepts nutrition assistance and doubles the value of that money. Check them out on Facebook.

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for every Latino neighborhood, compared to 3 for every non-Latino neighborhood

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