National Institute of Food and Agriculture http://news.stlpublicradio.org en "Food deserts" and nutrition: a Q&A with USDA's Roger Beachy http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/food-deserts-and-nutrition-qa-usdas-roger-beachy <p><a href="http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/national/local-national-954941.mp3">http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/national/local-national-954941.mp3</a></p><p>&ldquo;Food deserts&rdquo; &ndash; places without access to fresh produce and other healthy foods &ndash; continue to be a problem throughout the U.S.</p><p>Here in St. Louis, the <a href="http://www.onsl.org/grocery-co-op/">Old North Grocery Co-op</a> opened last summer, in an effort to increase healthy food options in an underserved part of the city. It&rsquo;s the first co-op in Missouri to serve a predominantly low-income neighborhood.</p><p>The director of USDA&rsquo;s National Institute of Food and Agriculture, Roger Beachy was in St. Louis recently visiting the Old North co-op and discussing the issue of nutrition.</p><p> Mon, 28 Feb 2011 12:35:10 +0000 VĂ©ronique LaCapra 616 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org "Food deserts" and nutrition: a Q&A with USDA's Roger Beachy