Nearly two million Ohio residents, including more than 500,000 children, live in lower-income communities underserved by supermarkets and other healthy food retailers. At the same time, a staggering 30.8 percent of Ohio children ages 10 to 17 are overweight or obese. Finance Fund and The Food Trust, with support from the Ohio Regional Convergence Partnership, are releasing a new report, Food for Every Child: The Need for Healthy Food Financing in Ohio that documents the significant need for supermarkets and other healthy food retail in communities across the state. The report features a set of maps highlighting the connection between supermarket access, diet-related disease and neighborhood income levels at the state level and in multiple cities including: Akron, Cleveland, Columbus, Cincinnati, Toledo and Dayton.
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