Healthy Habitat

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Dec 8, 2012 2 Comments ›› admin

Health, and the Healthy Habitat

Here are the aspects of what I like to call Healthy Habitat

Food deserts Eradication

“A food desert is a food environment unsupportive of health; it is defined by barriers which restrict access to healthful foods. Barriers may include lack of access to food retailers, availability of nutritious foods, or affordability of foods. Research has defined food deserts quantitatively or by neighborhood characteristics such as economic and social barriers”

Within the 58th District there needs to be an increase in fresh fruit and vegetable availability.  One method of increasing the availability of fresh fruit and vegetables would be to use community gardens to provide items for a market.

Health care service providers – utilize the resources of Meharry Medical College, Matthew Walker Health Center, Tennessee State University, Trevecca Nazarene University, Fisk University, American Baptist College, Baptist Hospital and Metro General Hospital to reduce health disparities and increase the physical and mental wellness of the people in the 58th District.

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