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Food Deserts: Geospatial Revolution

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Food Deserts: Geospatial Revolution


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Food deserts is a term used to describe a region where the population has poor access to healthy, fresh, nutritious food. They exist in both rural and urban areas and are turning into a public health concern. Geographic Information Systems (GIS) technology is supporting the solution to this problem by vividly identifying the problem area and influencing policy-making to create accessible food for everyone. This video can be played during a lesson on how communities affect health practices.

Content Standard(s):
Health Education
HE (2019)
Grade: 7
7.2.2) Explain how communities can affect personal health practices and behaviors.

Examples: public policies regarding water pollution, air quality, tobacco use

Tags: food desert, healthy living, nutrition
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Author: Michelle Frye