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Baltimore’s can-do approach to food justice

BARRINGTON, VANESSA (2011) Baltimore’s can-do approach to food justice. Grist.

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Cities all over the country are addressing the lack of access to fresh and healthy food on the part of their residents, but few are in as much of a bind as Baltimore. Like Detroit, and other cities known for their class and race disparity, Baltimore has been losing population and gaining vacant land at a fast pace in recent decades. The result is vast swaths of neighborhoods located far from grocery stores. Baltimore gave itself a D on its own 2010 Health Disparities Report Card, which found that 43 percent of the residents in the city's predominantly black neighborhoods …

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Item Type: Article
Additional Information: This article is available at the publisher’s Web site. Access to the full text is subject to the publisher’s access restrictions.
Uncontrolled Keywords: overweight, obese, access to healthy foods, food deserts
Subjects: Health > Health Equity > Access To Healthy Foods
Health > Disparities
Health > Policy
Health > Public Health > Chronic Illness & Diseases > Obesity
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    Date Deposited: 21 Nov 2011 12:26
    Last Modified: 21 Nov 2011 12:26
    Link to this item (URI): http://health-equity.lib.umd.edu/id/eprint/3561

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