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Food Movement Glossary

Food Desert


Geographic areas that lack convenient and affordable access to a range of healthy foods, including fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and high quality sources of protein.

Example of Food Desert:

Suburban towns often becoming food deserts because of the lack of access to fresh food. As a result, many unhealthy fast food junctions thrive in these areas.
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