Fresh & Healthy Food Farmer’s Markets & Grocery Stores Gardens

Obesity and diet-related diseases have been linked to limited access to fresh, nutritious food and easy access to fast food and convenience store snacks. Municipalities should identify opportunities to locate grocery stores and farmer’s markets near underserved areas. Zoning regulations that prohibit roadside produce stands and farmer’s markets should be rethought. Transit planners should consider grocery shopping when selecting routes. A Community Food Assessment (CFA) is a tool from the USDA to locate and identify “food deserts” with little or no access to healthful food.

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