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6 Ways to Eat Healthy When Living in a Food Desert

mother and daughter at a farmers market

My daughter and I volunteered at a local food bank, and we discovered that we live in a food desert. The closest grocery store is 15 miles away, and that makes it difficult for families without transportation. The only other option in our area is a local Dollar General that was just built a year ago. Luckily it stocks a few vegetables and fruit, but it's not enough for our entire community to use a resource. This can cause children to have to wait until they go to school to find a healthy and nutritious meal. This made me want to ask experts, "What are some tips for finding nutritious food when you live in a food desert?" From visiting a local food bank to locating a farmer’s market, here are six answers to the question.

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Tips for Finding Food in a Food Desert