food deserts http://wvxu.org en Attacking 'food deserts' http://wvxu.org/post/attacking-food-deserts <p>If you aren't familiar with the "food desert" concept, you may be soon. The Center for Closing the Health Gap is launching an awareness campaign about communities without access to a full-service grocery store.</p><p>Executive Director Renee Mahaffey Harris says Cincinnati is one of only a few cities nationwide to win a grant for the campaign.</p><p>"We are going to build a fund. And that fund will enable to provide access to grocery stores in sites throughout our city and throughout this region that do not have a full service grocery store," she says.</p> Mon, 12 Nov 2012 18:27:27 +0000 Tana Weingartner 6002 at http://wvxu.org Attacking 'food deserts' Eliminating food deserts in Cincinnati http://wvxu.org/post/eliminating-food-deserts-cincinnati <p>A recent <a href="http://mediad.publicbroadcasting.net/p/wvxu/files/201210/Cin_reportFINAL.PDF" target="_blank">report</a> suggests Cincinnati set-up a $15 million fund to attract grocery stores to city neighborhoods that are currently described as food deserts.&nbsp; These are geographic areas with low access to affordable, healthy food.</p><p>A study finds there are 24 supermarkets in the Cincinnati metropolitan area, putting the region below the national average by about 10 stores.&nbsp;</p> Thu, 04 Oct 2012 17:41:19 +0000 Jay Hanselman 4697 at http://wvxu.org Eliminating food deserts in Cincinnati