Obesity Continues In Las Vegas

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(Las Vegas, NV) The Las Vegas City Council is trying to combat the obesity problem that continues to spiral out of control. During Wednesday’s council meeting, a resolution was passed that will increas access to healthy food options in under served areas. MAPS

A “Food Desert” is a district with little or no access to grocery stores that offer fresh and affordable foods needed to maintain a healthy diet. Instead of such stores, these districts often contain many fast food restaurants and convenience stores. If a neighborhood is more than a 1/4 mile away from a grocery store it is considered part of the “Food Desert”.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports 34 percent of Las Vegas children and over 60 percent of adults are obese or overweight.

The Food Access and Policy Guide can be viewed below.


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