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INFOGRAPHIC: Unequal Access to Healthy Food in "South [Central] Los Angeles"

Sahar D. Sattarzadeh

A common trend taking place across the country is the concept of the "food desert," as coined by Ron Finley, an advocate for making natural, healthy food accessible in South Central L.A. ( . . . This infographic, likewise, presents similar data comparing unequal access to healthy food in some poor (South L.A.) and wealthy (West L.A.) communities within Los Angeles . . .

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  • Liz Dwyer

    What gets to me sometimes is that on one side of this town folks try to grocery shop at the 99 Cents Only store to prove you can eat pretty well on what they offer. But if it doesn't work out, they can always easily zip over to Trader Joe's, Whole Foods, Gelson's, Albertson's, Vons, or Ralphs. Meanwhile, folks in South L.A. and other similar low income neighborhoods have no choice but to take what the 99 Cents Only store has to offer.

    • Sahar D. Sattarzadeh

      Word! . . . It's a mess, and not only is inequality of access an issue, but so is the inequality of education about said access and consuming/needing healthy foods, nutrition, well-being, etc. . . . 7-11 is apparently aiming to add a healthier line of foods (, but we need to do more . . .