If your neighborhood is filled with a bevy of convenience stores and not many grocery stores or even a market in sight, you might be living in what health experts refer to as a “food swamp.”
Learn why and how living in a food swamp can negatively impact the health and wellness of the residents…
1. What is a Food Swamp?
According to the Huffington Post a “food swamp” is void of food options offering fresh produce, meat, and fish—but rather well stocked with an overabundance of stores offering processed snacks and candy.
According to Toronto Public Health, communities with an absence of fresh food options within walking distance in the wake of only junk food (i.e., chips, fried foods, fast food, and frozen and canned foods) choices earns the moniker food swap.