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Diet of fruits and vegetables is ultimately cheaper, but Bostonians are hooked on fast, convenient food

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Seattle is known as a haven for foodies, so it was something of a shameful surprise to discover that Seattle has a food desert in its own backyard.

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You can lead the people to fresh produce and other healthy food, but you can’t make them eat it: perspectives from a diabetes specialist and a journalist.

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As a National Health Journalism fellow, I will be examining the obstacles to healthy eating for low-income black families in Boston. Specifically, I will focus on the obstacles of food pricing, food access, and the “business of unhealthiness,” the web of market incentives that drive individuals towards unhealthy food choices. In addition, I will also examine the creative solutions local activists devise to overcome these barriers to a nutritious diet.

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Michelle Obama kicks off a new $200 million loan fund to bring more fresh and nutritious food to the California communities that need it most.

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California's Central Valley has by far the highest agricultural production in the country. But those who work the land often don't benefit from the fresh fruits and vegetables they harvest.

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Who knew that Tennessee had the highest percentage (41%) of high school kids who drank more than one sugary soda a day? Check out these story ideas from a new CDC state-by-state report on “food environments” for children.

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Dr. Rishi Manchanda wants to practice smart medicine. From a clinic in South Los Angeles, he told the California Health Journalism Fellows, "It is not smart to take a cockroach out of an ear and just send that child home," Manchanda says.

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Veteran food policy journalist Christopher Cook offers context on "food deserts" and how to identify and report on them in your community.

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First, it was the opening of a Kroger in East Oakland. Now it's the announcement that Tesco's Fresh and Easy is heading to the Bayview. What exactly, you may be asking yourself, makes these stories major headline news?

And why is a doctor spending time writing about grocery stores too?

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