UHI: Atlanta Food Deserts

Food deserts are areas in which there is at least a 20 percent poverty rate and in which at least a third of residents live a mile from a grocery store. Food deserts in the city include the neighborhoods near Turner Field, downtown Atlanta, and Sweet Auburn.  Residents of food deserts lack access to fresh fruits and vegetables, whole grains, lowfat milk, and other foods that make up a healthy diet.

Food Desert
Map of Atlanta Food Deserts

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