Iowa's Food Deserts

Posted: January 19, 2013
Iowa's Food Deserts

Here in Iowa, we live in one of the top food producers in the nation. Yet, some Iowans still have trouble accessing healthy foods. Iowa Public Radio Host Ben Kieffer talks with experts across the Iowa about people who live in areas with low access to healthy food…areas often referred to as "food deserts". We find out why people in these areas have trouble accessing healthy food, and what efforts are being done to help these residents.

Features Dr. Helen Jensen, ISU Dept of Economics; Doris Montgomery, Iowa Department of Public Health; and Linda Gobberdiel, past president of the Iowa Food Systems Council.

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