Access to fresh fruit and vegetables might be a given to you, but this isn’t the case in some parts of America. The U.S. has numerous areas that are defined as food deserts, urban areas where the nearest grocery store is more than 1 mile away, and rural areas where the nearest grocery store is more than 10 miles away. According to the USDA, 19 million Americans — or 6.2% of the population — live in what can be considered food deserts.
- The True Cost of Eating Healthy in These ‘Food Deserts’ Across America, from Gabriella Olya at MSN
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