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Filling Arizona’s Food Deserts With Good Food

By Erin Wyatt A Recent ASU Nutrition Student The state of Arizona has a huge problem with hunger among its citizens. Approximately 17.8% of the state’s population is considered to be food insecure.1 When you compare this number to the … Continue reading

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You Live in the Desert, But Do You Also Live in a Food Desert?

For many Arizona residents, there is little question that they live in the desert as far as the climate goes. However, many of those same residents also live in a food desert according to the new internet mapping tool recently released by the USDA. This tool, that shows which portions of the country have limited access to affordable, nutritious food, was created to help policy makers and community leaders understand which communities would most benefit from aid and intervention.

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