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Poor neighborhoods faced with junk options

January 17, 2006

Low-income neighborhoods often get the short shrift when it comes to healthy food options, according to the New York City Coalition Against Hunger and the New Yorkers who live in these neighborhoods.

“Often people buy less nutritious, more fattening food and get fat because it’s cheaper to do so,” Executive Director Joel Berg said. “People will travel ridiculously long distances to go to farmers’ markets, travel long distances to go to supermarkets.”

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