Food In the News

Recent news items about topics related to this year's Reading Together program.

It Takes More than a Produce Aisle to Refresh a Food Desert (NPR)

In inner cities and poor rural areas across the country, public health advocates have been working hard to turn around food deserts — neighborhoods where fresh produce is scarce, and greasy fast food abounds. In many cases, they're converting dingy, cramped corner markets into lighter, brighter venues that offer fresh fruits and vegetables. In some cases, they're building brand new stores. (More...) 

—National Public Radio, February 10, 2014