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Panel seeks to use L.A.’s abundance of fresh food in fight against childhood obesity
Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles has both an astonishing choice of fresh, local food and a troubling childhood obesity rate. World-class farmers markets and neighborhoods with little access to fresh produce.

A new report seeks to change those disparities by recommending the creation of a regional food system that would increase low-income residents’ access to healthy food and outlets for farmers’ products while keeping more food dollars in the local economy.