Food deserts, imbalance areas in Sacramento County

August 30, 2010

Earlier this year Sacramento County completed a study of food “deserts” and food imbalance areas in the unincorporated parts of the county, including the urbanized South Sacramento. Food deserts are places where residents lack sufficient access to stores that sell fresh foods. Food imbalance areas are places where fast food is more readily available than fresh food.

The report found both food deserts and food imbalance areas in Arden Arcade, North Highlands and South Sacramento. The report did not include any policy recommendations for reducing or eliminating the food deserts.

See the report here.

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