We live in communities without sidewalks, or where it is not safe to walk down the street, or where we must walk five miles to find a vegetable. Many live in communities where the only “grocery store” is the convenience store at a gas station. We must navigate miles of aisles in grocery stores filled with different variations of sugar, fat, salt, and coloring disguised as food, all of which are scientifically proven to cause disease and premature death. There are ten McDonald’s restaurants within ten miles of my house, and I live in a remote country location.
Here’s what you ca do
- Get healthy together – create your own group of friends, coworkers, or church, mosque, synagogue, or community members to support each other
- Create virtual groups – use Facebook or other social networks
- Start a dinner or cooking club – take turns with other families or friends to cook healthy, tasty meals once a week.