Did you know that your neighborhood can contribute to your being overweight?
Is your local market stocked with reasonably priced nutritious food, or is your closest option a convenience store filled with processed snacks? According to Latino Health Access, affordable, fresh whole foods are scarce in many American communities, particularly in inner city and rural locations. Banding together with family or neighbors experiencing the same "grocery challenge" is a positive first step. Swap childcare or carpooling duties for distant shopping trips. If you're taking public transportation, go with a friend and help carry each other's purchases. Start a family or community garden to get nature's freshest offerings. Explore advocacy resources like the Latino Health Access and The United Way for other helpful ideas. Take one step. It's never too late.