Re/Storing Nashville: Connecting Community Groups and Policy-Makers to Reduce Food Deserts

    • August 23, 2011

In cities across the country, thousands of people of color live in “food deserts,” where access to fresh healthy food is low and the prevalence of childhood obesity is high. The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation is investing half a billion dollars to reverse the rise in childhood obesity by the Year 2015. In Nashville, we support a coalition from the faith community that is mobilizing a citywide campaign to improve access to healthy foods and opportunities for kids to get exercise.