Columbia, Mo., group looks to take on "food deserts"

03/10/2011 | Columbia Missourian

The elderly and people without cars who live in "food deserts," such as those in areas of Columbia, Mo., find it difficult to travel to stores that offer fresh, healthy foods. Advocacy group Unite 4 Healthy Neighborhoods and a former City Council member said they plan to create a food-policy council for the city to address the problem and suggest changes.

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