PLEAS it is so important to look at the attached file before you accept the offer. Food Desert Food deserts are defined as those counties which do not have access to grocery markets in 10 miles. This situation implies the lack of healthy food available to most people, which would make them rely on fast food near their neighborhoods. In more genuine cases, an entire neighborhood or whole gathering regions don’t have a standard market. That is why people rely on fast food. Reliance on fast food only leads to an unhealthy and unbalanced diet, which could lead to some health problems. Most of these diseases include obesity, diabetes, and other chronic health conditions. Some studies also shows that African- Americans are most affected by the lack of grocery stores in their neighborhood, and therefore, are subject to severe chronic health conditions. The claim that poor people don't want to eat healthy food is illogical because healthy food is not available and affordable for them. Many of the People living in food desert are people with low- income. These low-income people often rely on unhealthy
food because it is all they can afford. Food deserts are “characterized by relatively poor to healthy and affordable food, may contribute to social disparities in diet and diet- related health outcomes, such as cardiovascular disease and obesity” (Beaulac et a1. 1). However, food deserts are not only limited to those areas where grocery markets are entirely absent, but exist in economically disadvantaged neighborhoods. In addition, people can’t buy their food from different areas, so if they are shopping every week, they may require accessible transportation for a long division. Therefore, many people are not prepared to make their buys, moving to a fast food store or a hotel store. In a cabin store, the price of fries and liquor would cost roughly three times more than what might arrive in a standard market. Poor people are buying unhealthy food, because they don’t care about the quality of the food, they are just thinking about the price. Also According to Troy C. Blanchard’s article, “Retail Concentration, Food deserts, and Food disadvantaged communities in Rural America” says that “ the creation of food desert in the U.S has occurred gradually during the past 30 years” (3). The reason behind this emergence is the globalization of food retailers. These food retailers offer cooked food, often at low prices which attract people from low-income groups to prefer them over uncooked vegetables, as they might not have the time and energy to put a meal together. As time-saving as cooked food might be from the globalized food retailers, it might not be healthy and
may lead to chronic health diseases. Local businessmen don’t want open a grocery store in poor neighborhood, for this reason; they know that poor people can’t pay more to buy healthy food. If the people don’t buy the healthy food then businessmen will lose his business, that why they don’t open one. Marianne Bitler and Steven J.
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