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Scale tipping: Exploring obesity in modern rural Wisconsin

A project I composed for my data visualization class.
Originally posted on: http://dataviz.journalism.wisc.edu/hilary-gehin/

Scale tipping: Exploring obesity in modern rural Wisconsin

Hilary Gehin


Clover pastures spread out like a carpet over rolling hills; outlining ghosts of once ubiquitous icebergs. 2,320 more words

Food Deserts and Grocery Stores on Wheels

This is a really interesting article about a “food bus” program implemented in St. Louis, Missouri which aims to minimize food deserts and increase access to healthy food in the city for people living below the poverty line. 624 more words

Access to Healthy Food Remains Unresolved in Wards 7 and 8

“It was going to be the largest commercial greenhouse within a city that was every built.” Mark Chambers, Director of Sustainability and Energy Management for the D.C. 396 more words


How Columbus Is Using Smart Cities Challenge and Transit to Reduce High Infant Mortality Rate 

A very important story that illustrates how the social determinants can undermine any desire by individuals to access healthy living strategies. As many enterprising organizers have learned, simply adding a farmers market deep within  a food desert does not solve all of the nutritional problems faced by those residents. 333 more words

Farmers Markets

Food Insecurity and West Oakland

I’m from Monterey Bay Area, which isn’t quite the same thing as the San Francisco Bay Area, but it’s pretty close and I’m familiar with the vicinity. 382 more words

Food Justice

Dominique Hazzard of DC Greens: Watcha got your plate?

Who are you and what is your organization?

My name is Dominique Hazzard and I am the Outreach Specialist at DC Greens. DC Greens is a local nonprofit working to shift the culture of food access, food education, and food policy in the District. 755 more words

American University

Minnesota has a food desert problem: Here's what's being done to address it

About 1.6 million Minnesotans – nearly 30 percent – lack access to healthy food because of how far they live from a grocery store that supplies fresh fruits and vegetables, according to… 371 more words