Fighting Los Angeles’ food desert problem
November 19, 2015
A growing number of communities in the US have limited access to healthy foods
For the first time in U.S. history, American children may have shorter life spans than their parents, and the rise in obesity may be a significant factor. Experts say that the increasing number of food deserts — neighborhoods with little or no access to healthy foods — makes obesity difficult to tackle. In this America Tonight excerpt, Michael Okwu travels to one of those food deserts in Los Angeles and talks to people who are hoping to heal a neighborhood that was written off long ago, one healthy meal at a time.