7.18.2006

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.

2 comments:

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?)

mj said...

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