Teaching Nutrition In A Food Desert

South Austin residents still hungry for options despite new food desert data
A recent report states that South Austin and several other communities are no longer to be classified "food deserts." Flickr/Eric Allix Rogers
South Austin residents still hungry for options despite new food desert data
A recent report states that South Austin and several other communities are no longer to be classified "food deserts." Flickr/Eric Allix Rogers

Teaching Nutrition In A Food Desert

Each year, five dieticians with Heartland Alliance Health provide more than 1500 nutrition education and counseling sessions to hundreds of people across Chicago, many of them in neighborhoods considered food deserts. The goal is to help people develop healthy diets and think of nutrition as a key pillar in their overall health.

Morning Shift talks about some of the challenges that come with helping people change their eating habits and develop a healthy lifestyle, and also take calls from listeners.

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Laura Samnadda, food and nutrition program manager for Heartland Alliance Health