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    Seven healthy strategies to navigate a food swamp

    On nearly every corner, and along the roads in between, the familiar signs comfort and tempt us: burgers and fried chicken, ice cream and doughnuts, sweets and treats galore. Welcome to the food swamp, where Americans get bogged down in a morass of cheap, convenient, alluring—and very often unhealthy—culinary choices. “All these fast-food companies with all their marketing are competing for our stomach space and our dollars,” said Penny Kris-Etherton, distinguished professor of nutrition at Penn State University in University Park. “It’s hard to make healthy choices when there are so many odds against you.” The term “food swamp” was   Read More

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