Limited Access to Healthy Foods
Children who lack access to healthy foods may rely on fast food, processed snacks, and sugary drinks, which are often high in calories and low in nutrients. This can contribute to the development of obesity, diabetes, and other chronic health conditions. In addition, limited access to healthy foods can have a significant impact on a child’s academic performance and overall well-being. Efforts are needed to increase access to healthy foods in low-income and marginalized communities. This can be accomplished through community gardens, farmers’ markets, and programs that provide healthy meals and snacks in schools.