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Baltimore rebrands its food deserts: Now they’re ‘healthy food concern areas’

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Call them” food deserts”no more. Locations of Baltimore where citizens do not have ready access to healthy, budget friendly food are now to be referred to as “healthy food concern areas.”

While the brand-new name may be much less evocative, Mayor Catherine Pugh said Wednesday that the brand-new term is more precise.

“There has been a developing discussion both in Baltimore and nationally,” she stated.” ‘Deserts’ indicates there is no food, when actually there is an imbalance between healthy and junk foods.”

A new study released by the city and researchers at the Johns Hopkins University concluded that 146,077 city residents reside in such areas– 23.5 percent of the population. An overall of 124,521 of them are African-American.

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