The third annual National Food Desert Awareness Month, sponsored by the National Center for Public Research (NCforPR) is September 2010. This year’s campaign is focused on understanding the root causes of food deserts, focusing on solutions, and ending the cycle between lack of access and lack of health. Food deserts are only one piece of America’s battle with obesity, nutrition, and wellness.
We invite you to share your experiences and work to promote access to healthy and fresh foods in all neighborhoods.
NCforPR was founded by president Mari Gallagher, who popularized the phase “food desert” in 2006 with the release of Examining the Impact of Food Deserts on Public Health in Chicago. Feel free to email Mari directly at email@example.com. You can also check out her website at www.marigallagher.com to view a wide range of studies on food, health, and more.
NCforPR’s website is up but still under development. Thank you for your patience!
Every project matters – Keep up the good work and see you next year!