… And find that poor neighborhoods aren’t the food deserts we thought them to be. It turns out these areas have higher concentrations of fast food restaurants, convenience stores, AND stores selling produce. Likewise the studies found no connection between a person’s proximity to a store selling produce and obesity. These studies seem to dispel the common belief that obesity in poor communities is the result of a lack of availability of healthy food. Read the article to get more details on how the studies were conducted and their results.
This article from the NYTimes discusses a new book entitled “Why Calories Count? From Science to Politics” out this April. The article includes commentary from the authors and discusses why eating right and remaining at a healthy weight is so difficult in our society.