Category Archives: Health & Wellness

Discovery Session: Food deserts are real, and so are their health consequences

Lauren Cook is attending this year’s The Colorado Health Symposium “Health Equity: Bridging the Divides.” In the first discovery session about Food Deserts, a correlation was drawn between a community’s access to healthy food options and its overall health.

Not surprisingly, there’s a direct connection between the type of food being sold in a neighborhood and the neighborhood’s health. Access to fresh, diverse, and healthy food is a challenge for many Americans. With better access to healthy food comes better eating, better health and a critical lowering of our country’s obesity rate.

The Colorado Health Symposium is presented by our client, The Colorado Health Foundation, and runs through Friday, July 27. To watch a live stream of the event, click here.

To read more of Lauren’s story,check out the Symposium’s blog.

~ Kristina