#ChewOnIt: Let’s Create Food Security

  • #ChewOnIt, Published
  • 02 Mar 2016
  • Log Cabin Democrat

While I was listening to the radio on Tuesday, one of KUAR’s “Being Human” segments came on – it was Dr. Juliana Flinn of UALR’s Anthropology department talking about food security.

In the brief update, Dr. Flinn shared that food insecurity is alarmingly high among Arkansas seniors. It has a lot to do both with rising food prices and limited accessibility to nutritious and fresh foods. Food insecurity, she said, leads to all sorts of health issues – including diabetes, heart disease, and obesity to name a few. Obviously, this is a problem and it’s expected to get worse as more baby boomers find themselves classified as senior citizens.

An opportunity to fight those statistics is being presented by the Arkansas Coalition for Obesity Prevention (ArCOP, arkansasobesity.org) next month.

One of ArCOP’s objectives is to increase access to healthy foods. In order to work towards this, ArCOP encourages folks to work together at the community level through a Growing Healthy Communities recognition program…

Read full article at bit.ly/CreateFoodSecurity

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