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Fri, Dec 2, 2011 -- 9:00 AM

Eating Healthy in a Food Desert


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Roughly one in five San Francisco residents doesn't have enough to eat, leading more than 100,000 per month to rely on the San Francisco Food Bank. A recent study found that even after building supermarkets in poor neighborhoods, many residents continue to rely on fast food restaurants, leading to preventable health problems. We discuss what some advocates are doing to improve the availability of healthy food.

Host: Dave Iverson

Guests:

  • Christopher Cook, journalist and author of "Diet for a Dead Planet: Big Business and the Coming Food Crisis"
  • Cora E. Lewis, professor in the Department of Medicine at the University of Alabama's Comprehensive Diabetes Center
  • Lena Miller, founder and co-executive director of Hunter's Point Family, a community-based development organization for at-risk Bayview Hunter's Point families

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