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Better Health for Food Deserts: Are Mobile Farmers Markets the Answer?

Farmers markets on wheels may just be the new trend to solve the lack of nutritious, fresh food in food deserts around the nation.

An innovative way to tackle the obesity epidemic comes on four wheels, as mobile farmers' markets are working to solve the lack of nutritious, fresh food in food deserts around the nation.

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Video: How We Can Nourish America’s Food Deserts

This post is brought to you by Naked Juice Across the country, 23 million Americans live in communities classified as food deserts. Though these...

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Change Through Food: Bringing an Oasis to the West Oakland Food Desert

Until a few years ago, West Oakland had 53 liquor stores and no grocery stores at all. The nearest real supermarket, with a full produce...


Until a few years ago, West Oakland had 53 liquor stores and no grocery stores at all. The nearest real supermarket, with a full produce section, was an hour's walk away. No surprise, then, that neighborhood local James Berk says in the video below that his diet used to consist of Fritos, Cheetos, and Doritos, and not much more.

But things are starting to change. Berk is now one of the co-owners of Mandela Foods Cooperative—a grocery store that brings healthy, local produce to the neighborhood, and even delivers healthy food to local corner stores.

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