June 11, 2017

What is a Food Swamp?

A new phrase is showing up around the discussions of food deserts. Food Swamp.

Food Swamps are communities that are flooded with unhealthy, highly processed, low-nutrient food combined with no access to healthier food within walking distance.

To get a better understanding of the difference watch this short film from The Perennial Plate


Faith communities that reside in area that are known to be food deserts or food swaps have an opportunity to make huge nutritional difference in their neighborhoods. Starting or supporting community gardens or hosting farmers markets or CSA drop offs can dramatically increase access to fresh wholesome food to your community.


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