Mark Vallianatos, Andrea Azuma, and Robert Gottlieb
University of California Press
October 10, 2012
This book chapter (in the book “Post-Ghetto: Reimagining South Los Angeles” edited by Josh Sides, UC Press 2012) examines the food environment in South Los Angeles through the lens of food justice. It provides a portrait of food access in South Los Angeles by sharing results of community-led research in three South and Central Los Angeles neighborhoods that mapped places where food is sold and surveyed the availability, price, and quality of food in stores in these areas. The remainder of the chapter focuses on policies and campaigns that could increase food access and quality in underserved communities, including attracting more supermarkets and farmers markets, helping corner stores sell more fresh items, limiting new fast food establishments, and utilizing mobile vending as a source of healthy food.
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