In the United States, the cleanliness of air varies wildly within regions — even within neighborhoods. This can fatally and disparately affect the health of Americans living less than a few miles from each other.
This guide is designed to help you access fresh fruits and vegetables in your community. With insights from Alice Ammerman, DrPH, we offer guidance on using produce to make quick, healthy meals on a smaller budget.
Many shoppers may altogether avoid the produce section of the grocery store because they think fresh fruits and vegetables are out of their price range. This guide breaks down the average price of many available produce items and where they can be purchased, year-round.
Having a pantry of basics can help you be more creative with the fresh produce you buy. Based on the price per serving, we recommend you stock your kitchen with these basic ingredients, with suggestions from the Gillings School’s Dr. Alice Ammerman.