Prest: It's an interesting time. More people want to know where their food comes from, read food labels to make informed decisions and have a variety of minimally processed food options available. At the same time, hunger continues to be a problem, with 1 in 8 kids at risk for hunger and 10 percent of all households facing food insecurity.
Poor access to healthy food options such as fruits, vegetables and whole grains directly impact health. Studies have shown that in neighborhoods with a higher incidence of food insecurity, rates of chronic health conditions like heart disease and diabetes are higher than in neighborhoods with a lower incidence of food insecurity.