FUNDED: Can Local Food Fight the Obesity Epidemic?

by Todd Mundt on January 28, 2011

UPDATE: Listeners have provided the extra funding necessary for us to produce this story. Thanks for your support!

The locavore movement is alive and well in Louisville. Local growers produce and sell beautiful food at farmer’s markets all over the city, and that beautiful food ends up on our tables.

But obesity is a growth industry here, too. Historically, fast food has often been associated with obesity and other health issues. And healthy options are hard to find in a number of neighborhoods in the city.

Can the local food economy tackle the problem of obesity and make inroads in underserved communities where fast food is the dominant choice for the hungry?

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