Bringing Healthy Food Alternatives to Boyle Heights
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Public Matters' Market Makeover is a comprehensive strategy for addressing the "grocery gap" in "food deserts," areas that have limited access to quality, healthy food; an overabundance of fast food; and alarmingly high rates of chronic conditions related to poor diet.
As fascinating a neighborhood as Boyle Heights is, the healthy eating options are limited. Its rich culture and vibrant history hasn't protected its people from the planning and policymakers who haven't exactly given this neighborhood the opportunity it deserves to survive and thrive.