Food Insecurity Across America

by Louis Bach, Communications Check out the food insecurity map created by Feeding America, which visualizes the USDA’s measure of households that lack access to nutritionally adequate food. (Food insecurity, in other words, means that a household sometimes goes...

Feeding Inkster With Community Gardens

In 2010-2011, the National Kidney Foundation Michigan (NKFM) received a capacity-building grant from the Michigan Department of Community Health’s Office of Minority Health to reduce minority health disparities in the community of Inkster in western Wayne...
A Fine-Grained Look at Food Accessibility

A Fine-Grained Look at Food Accessibility

Researchers at Michigan State University have recently raised the bar for quantifying food accessibility. They visited 94 retail locations in Lansing and East Lansing and recorded the presence or absence of 447 food items. From there, they mapped the pedestrian and...