Monday, April 22, 2013

ATLAS Week - The Impact of Food Deserts in Saint Louis

Access to healthy, affordable food is not guaranteed for the 14.2% of St. Louis residents who live in any one of the 15 food deserts in the city. When faced with this uncertainty, the quality and nutritional value of the food that is available proves to be less of a priority for many. Dr. Mildred Mattfeldt-Beman (Director of SLU's Nutrition and Dietetics Program), Lori Jones (Project Manager for Nutrition Services), and Michelle Erhard (Market Manager for City Greens Produce) discuss this problem in depth and offer opportunities for student to get involved with ongoing efforts to solve it.


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