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An Environmentally Friendly Solution to America’s Obesity Crisis - Getting More Produce to At-Risk and Low Income People

By Daniel Wrenn Published May 22, 2020

Eating a healthier diet often entails a more expensive price tag. Yet, a healthy diet with enough fruits and vegetables can have resounding health improvements. Fruits and vegetables also improve the environment, especially if they are locally sourced. A solution is beginning to emerge helping solve all three of these problems. Community-shared agriculture given at discounted prices and as medical prescriptions holds an answer.