AL JAZEERA AMERICA

24
Nov
2015

Fighting Los Angeles’ ‘food desert’ epidemic
A growing number of communities nationwide have limited access to healthy foods

For the first time in U.S. history, American children may have shorter lifespans than their parents – and the rise in obesity may be a significant factor. Experts say that the increasing number of communities living in “food deserts,” neighborhoods with little or no access to healthy foods, makes obesity difficult to tackle. In this America Tonight excerpt, Michael Okwu travels to one of those deserts in Los Angeles, and talks to people [Post & Beam] who are hoping to heal a neighborhood that was written off long ago – one healthy meal at a time….”