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Food Deserts - Issues

Population and Urbanization" Please respond to the following:

- From the e-Activity, determine what social issues you see when you investigated food deserts near your hometown and around the country.

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Hi and thank you for using Brainmass. The solution below should get you started. I suggest sing this simple outline to complete this task. Since you did not indicate the kind of e-activity you had, I speculated that it has to do with the topic. Thus -

1. About Food Deserts - 100 words
2. Issue 1 - 150 words
3. Issue 2 - 150 words
4. Conclusion - 100 words

This outline should yield around 500 words which should cover what you need. You can also use the listed resources to further explore the topic. Just let me know via the feedback section if you need further clarification. All the best with your studies.

AE 105878/Xenia Jones

Food Deserts - Issues

What is a food desert? According to the USDA (2014), "Food deserts are defined as parts of the country vapid of fresh fruit, vegetables, and other healthful whole foods, usually found in impoverished areas. This is largely due to a lack of grocery stores, farmers' markets, and healthy food providers." The American Nutrition Association (2014) meanwhile explain that food deserts, "has become a big problem because while food deserts are often short on whole food providers, especially fresh fruits and vegetables, instead, they are heavy on local quickie marts that provide a wealth of processed, sugar, and fat laden foods that are known contributors to our nation's obesity epidemic. The food desert problem has in fact become such an issue that the USDA has outlined a map of our nation's food deserts..." According to the Economic Research Service of the US Department of Agriculture (FEP, 2014), ...

Solution Summary

The solution provides information, assistance and advise in tacking the task (see above) on the topic of food deserts in America. Resources are listed for further exploration of the topic. An outline is also suggested.