November 4th, 2019

food, eating

Do you live in a Food desert?

Food deserts are vapid of fresh fruit, vegetables, and other healthy foods. They are also places that are considered "low-access communities" by the USDA. To qualify as a “low-access community,” at least 500 people and/or at least 33 percent of the census tract's population must reside more than one mile from a supermarket or large grocery store (for rural census tracts, the distance is more than 10 miles).

More info at the the Wikipedia article.

Even though I'm in a rural area, I'm about 5 1/2 miles from a WalMart Super Center.

Poll #2096660 Are you in a Food desert?

In a Food Desert?

Yes
4(10.0%)
No
36(90.0%)

How far do you have to go for groceries?

Less than 5 miles
34(85.0%)
5-10 miles
5(12.5%)
10-15 miles
0(0.0%)
More than 15 miles
1(2.5%)
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