Navigating L.A.’s food deserts: how to ensure equal access to healthy food & fresh produce

Thursday, July 15, 2010
6 p.m. – 8 p.m.

The Crawford Family Forum
474 S Raymond Ave.
Pasadena, CA 91105
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6p.m.–Doors Open/Farmers’ Market
7p.m.–Program

Many of us take for granted access to fresh fruits and vegetables; we know we have choices—Whole Foods, Trader Joe’s, Ralphs, even our local farmers’ markets. But despite convenient access for many, “food deserts”—where the only options for miles may be a fast food restaurant or a corner market stocked with more processed food and alcohol than fresh produce and milk—remain a reality for many in South Los Angeles.

The health impacts are clear: disproportionately higher rates of diabetes, obesity, hypertension and high blood pressure. KPCC’s Patt Morrison spends an hour with some of the people on the front lines of the food justice issue here in Los Angeles. We explore L.A.’s food deserts and the efforts to attract more grocery stores, farmers’ markets and community gardens into these underserved, and often forgotten, communities.

Join Patt Morrison on the evening of Thursday, July 15th for an evening of conversation as well as an example of a unique farmers’ market where you can shop, snack on fresh fruits and vegetables, enjoy a healthy cooking demonstration, and have a chance to win some fun and healthy prizes.

ADMISSION is FREE but please RSVP. (Tickets become available on Friday, June 18th)

Photo credit: David McNew, Getty Images

Sponsor: 89.3 KPCC/Patt Morrison

Type: Town Hall

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