Howard University Supports Healthy Eating With Farmer’s Market
(Afro) — While nutritionists have long urged Americans to eat more organic foods, fresh fruits and vegetables, some African-American communities face economic disparities that make quality grocery stores scarce. In place of stores that sell healthful foods are fast food chains and corners stores where high-calorie, sugar-laden snacks are standard. To combat the imbalance, Howard University Hospital is hosting a farmer’s market in Washington, D.C.’s Ward 1 each week until November to make foods like grapes, broccoli, peaches and tomatoes more accessible to local residents. The market, which debuted May 11, includes items from regional farmers, said Davene White, director of nursing maternal child health and director of HUH CARES.