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- It Wasn’t Always This Way
- Searching for Healthy Food in Baltimore
- Video: Health and Crime
- Finding Healthy Food is Difficult for the Poor
- Food Stamps at Baltimore Farmers’ Markets
- What Are the Options?
- Searching For Healthy Food in Baltimore
- A Business Owner Pushes for Change
- The “Corner of Death” in Park Heights
- Teaching Healthy Cooking
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Searching For Healthy Food in Baltimore
In an city with high rates of obesity, heart disease and strokes, the scarcity of healthy food has become a health hazard. Neighborhood after neighborhood has no large grocery store and no other source of fresh foods. Researchers call these barren stretches food deserts. But in many ways around town, Baltimoreans are trying to ease the problem.
Food Deserts and Bad Habits
Baltimore neighborhoods used to be full of places to buy good food.
The fight to have Baltimoreans eating better.
One public health researcher says that vacant houses, poverty and crime contribute to obesity.
Income level, not race, determines access to healthy food.
Low-income people can buy healthier produce at farmers markets.
Could small neighborhood stores make a difference?
If Benjamin Green’s customers can’t get to him, he will shuttle them in.
A neighborhood activist fights for better food.
Dietitians preach low-salt and low-fat at grocery stores.
Pupils at a Baltimore public school learn to appreciate vegetables from their own garden.