Nutrition Policies Can Address Inequalities

September 17, 2014 9:59 PM

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Recent news coverage of a major analysis of Americans' diets over the past decade properly focused on the widening gap in healthy eating between higher-income and lower-income populations in our country. A typical headline reported: "U.S. diet improves slightly, but gap widens between rich and poor."

That trend has been obvious for some time, and is one of the reasons that Food Day 2014, sponsored by my organization, the Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI), will focus this year on food justice: taking a hard look at issues of food access and justice for food and farm workers.

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