Healthier Eating in East LA

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In the effort to curb heart disease, UCLA and USC are transforming markets in East LA and paying grocers to provide healthier choices than the neighborhood is accustomed to — or so they believe. But some traditional markets already carry unsweetened almond milk and soy products. They even have sales on vegetables. Is East LA really a "desert" for healthy food? Will market makeovers make for healthier customers? On our rebroadcast of today's To the Point, Sergeant Robert Bales and the latest atrocity in the war in Afghanistan.

Banner image of Yash La Casa Market courtesy of Public Matters

Credits

Host:
Warren Olney

Producers:
Anna Scott, Sonya Geis, Christian Bordal