Food Deserts: Causes, Consequences and Solutions

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This lesson explores the concept of food deserts and the relationship between food deserts, poverty and obesity. Students are encouraged to examine their personal access to a healthy diet; compare prices of common staple items among different retail options; and analyze the causes and consequences of food deserts locally and nationally. Finally, students are asked to come up with solutions to help the food desert that is closest to their school.


December 2013
Very useful resource that includes lessons, ideas for activities and graphic organizer.
May 2013
Great articles and resources.