Food deserts

There's an article in the paper about health problems in poor neighborhoods, and they used a phrase that I would've come up with if I had the energy, brain cells, and time to observe such details: "food deserts," which are "areas with scant grocery stores and many fast-food restaurants."

They even have a map (scroll down) of those types of neighborhoods in Chicago, which are predominantly in the western and southern parts of the city.


Jon Konrath said...

That phrase is asking for trouble - it took me about six or seven glances before I realized they weren't saying "food desserts". I was trying to think of a dessert that wasn't a food. (A drink? A cigar?)

Anonymous said...

Actually, after I posted it, I was afraid I wrote "dessert". But "food dessert" would be redundant.