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Eliminating Food Deserts Won’t Help Poorer Americans Eat Healthier — Here’s What Will

Eliminating Food Deserts Won’t Help Poorer Americans Eat Healthier — Here’s What Will | fitness | Scoop.it
Many think that a key cause of nutritional inequality is food deserts — or neighborhoods without supermarkets, mostly in low-income areas. The narrative is that folks who live in food deserts are forced to shop at local convenience stores, where it’s hard to find healthy groceries. If we could just get a supermarket to open in those neighborhoods, the thinking goes, then people would be able to eat healthy.

The data tell a strikingly different story.

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As Amazon Go makes its public debut, job postings point to future expansion

As Amazon Go makes its public debut, job postings point to future expansion | fitness | Scoop.it
The first Amazon Go store is finally open to the public today, and it looks like Amazon is just getting started with the cashier-free convenience store…

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Convenience store chain Wawa acknowledges data breach

Convenience store chain Wawa acknowledges data breach | fitness | Scoop.it
Food and gasoline chain Wawa Inc. announced it discovered malware in its payment processors that affected customer debit and credit card information on 'potentially all' of its locations.
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Eliminating Food Deserts Won’t Help Poorer Americans Eat Healthier — Here’s What Will

Eliminating Food Deserts Won’t Help Poorer Americans Eat Healthier — Here’s What Will | fitness | Scoop.it
Many think that a key cause of nutritional inequality is food deserts — or neighborhoods without supermarkets, mostly in low-income areas. The narrative is that folks who live in food deserts are forced to shop at local convenience stores, where it’s hard to find healthy groceries. If we could just get a supermarket to open in those neighborhoods, the thinking goes, then people would be able to eat healthy.

The data tell a strikingly different story.

Via EngagingCities Staff
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