Food deserts: Definition, effects, and solutions

Food deserts are regions where people have limited access to healthy and affordable food. This may be due to having a low income or having to travel farther to find healthy food options. Without access to healthy foods, people living in food deserts may be at higher risk of diet-related conditions, such as obesity, diabetes, […]

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Americans Cite Cost of Healthy Food as Biggest Barrier to a Heart-Healthy Diet, According to Cleveland Clinic Survey

American diets are notoriously unhealthy, but why? According to a national Cleveland Clinic survey, the most common barrier to a healthier diet is that almost half of Americans (46%) view healthy food as being more expensive, while also citing a lack of time to prepare healthy meals (23%) and unfamiliarity with healthy ways of cooking […]

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Sustainable diet: Facts, nutrition, and more

A sustainable diet is generally healthy and has a low impact on the environment and food supply. Adopting a sustainable diet can help an individual maintain their health while also ensuring the planet has enough resources to feed future generations of humans. This is a complex idea, but in the simplest terms, a sustainable diet […]

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Many Filipinos can’t afford healthy food

Stall of raw meat and vegetables in the Philippines’ wet market | STOCK PHOTOS Many Filipinos can’t afford to buy and eat healthy food as this is expensive due to the lacking agricultural infrastructure in the country, the state-run think tank Philippine Institute for Development Studies (PIDS) said. In a discussion paper entitled “Is Food […]

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Promoting healthy foods in the new digital era on Instagram: an experimental study on the effect of a popular real versus fictitious fit influencer on brand attitude and purchase intentions | BMC Public Health

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NJ program incentivizes SNAP users to buy healthy food

PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A new program at participating grocery stores in South Jersey is incentivizing low-income families to put healthier food on the table. The Good Food Bucks SNAP and EBT rewards program benefits users at participating ShopRite stores when they purchase fresh fruits and vegetables. “So if they go and they purchase the […]

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New program provides healthy summer meals for IN students / Public News Service

A new program in Indiana will ensure year-round access to nutritious meals for students statewide. The Summer Electronic Transfer program provides a one-time $120 payment for school-aged children on an EBT card. The card can be used at grocery stores, farmers markets and other retailers. Emily Weikert Bryant, executive director of Feeding Indiana’s Hungry, said […]

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