About the PSA
A “food swamp” is a neighborhood where high-calorie junk food is more accessible than healthy food. According to City Limits
, the highest quantity of fast-food chains in New York City is not in tourist-heavy destinations like Times Square or Midtown Manhattan. Instead, fast-food chains in New York City are most prevalent in the low-income outskirts of Brooklyn.
Central Brooklyn is ranked sixth nationally for food hardship. With rates of obesity, heart disease and diabetes exceeding state and city averages, it is no coincidence that communities of color face significant health challenges.
Access to fresh...