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‘Food Deserts’ Identified By New Research Approach
2013-02-15 18:53:51

Alan McStravick for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Deserts are typically characterized as barren, arid, unforgiving locales that are detrimental to the sustenance of life. Food deserts fit this mold. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), a food desert is an area that lacks access to affordable fruits, vegetables, whole grains, lowfat milk and other foods necessary for the maintenance of a healthy diet. The CDC, along with a new study out of the...

2011-12-12 23:15:00

HUMAN Healthy Vending launches worldâs first line of vending machines to vend healthful hot foods, cold drinks and snacks simultaneously from the same machine. These innovative machines will make convenient access to nutritious foods including entire entrees, a reality for busy workers and residents in communities with limited access to healthy foods. HUMAN Healthy Vendingâs co-founders are on a mission to ensure that people have access to healthy foods everywhere,...

2011-10-18 07:00:00

NEW YORK, Oct. 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Laurie M. Tisch Illumination Fund announced the launch of a national screening tour of THE APPLE PUSHERS, a new documentary film narrated by actor Edward Norton. THE APPLE PUSHERS follows the inspiring stories of five immigrant pushcart vendors who have joined a unique urban initiative that uses street vending as a means to increase the availability of fresh fruits and vegetables in New York City's food deserts - neighborhoods where finding a...

2011-10-17 12:00:00

MOUNTAIN LAKES, N.J., Oct. 17, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Announced today, The Nashville Mobile Market will receive a $10,000 Birds Eye® "Share the Wonder" grant to deliver fresh fruits, vegetables, dairy products, meats and whole grains in a climate-controlled truck to the residents of Nashville's food deserts and to provide them with healthy recipes and nutritional health information. Pinnacle Foods' Birds Eye® brand kicked off the first-ever "Share the...

2010-06-02 15:01:00

SKOKIE, Ill., June 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Peapod, the country's leading Internet grocer, will host its first community forum as part of an ongoing campaign to improve healthy food choices in food deserts, communities where healthy food is hard to come by due to a lack of mainstream grocery stores. Thursday, June 10, 2010 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Tarkington Elementary School...

2010-06-02 07:00:00

ST. LOUIS, June 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Mari Gallagher Research & Consulting Group and Save-A-Lot Food Stores have joined forces to raise awareness of the plight of millions of families in the United States who live in food deserts -- large geographic areas with very few, if any, grocery stores. The just released Food Desert & Food Balance Community Fact Sheet, authored by Mari Gallagher Research & Consulting and supported by the hard discount food retailer, explains in-depth the...

2010-03-09 07:00:00

SKOKIE, Ill., March 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Peapod, the country's leading Internet grocer, has teamed up with sustainable communities group Neighbor Capital and food desert researcher Mari Gallagher to examine ways to expand delivery to communities where fresh, quality food is hard to come by due to lack of reputable grocery stores. The Healthy Families Project, taking a page from First Lady Michelle Obama's 2010 Focus on Healthy Eating and Healthy Families, will apply Gallagher's...