food desert

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00:55 Sep 18, 2020
English to Swedish translations [PRO]
Social Sciences - Nutrition
Additional field(s): Food & Drink, Government / Politics, Nutrition, Social Science, Sociology, Ethics, etc.
English term or phrase: food desert
Definition from Cambridge Blog:
An area where there is little or no access to healthy food.

Example sentence(s):
  • These are also the groups most likely to live in food deserts, and researchers have established a strong correlation between food insecurity and increased diabetes rates. One study of Chicago neighborhoods found the death rate from diabetes in food deserts to be twice that of areas offering access to grocery stores, [14] while another conducted in California found that adults ages 50 and over from black and brown communities had double the diabetes rate of whites from the same age demographic. Food Is Power
  • Educating those in the community or tract of the food desert can help make changes, such as growing their own food and working with local convenience stores to sell healthier food options. Public awareness of food deserts can lead to healthy discourse and may even lead to ideas about how to end food deserts in America once and for all. Gardening Know-how
  • The key to getting food into food deserts is to make it as easy as possible for people to access fresh, healthy food. Shareable
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Definition from Språktidningen:
I USA lever flera miljoner invånare så långt från en butik med ett bra utbud av hälsosamma livsmedel att de anses bo i en food desert. I svenskan används för samma fenomen översättningslånen livsmedelsöken och matöken, där det senare är vanligare.

Example sentence(s):
  • Den som bor långt från närmaste dagligvarubutik kan leva i en matöken. - Spåktidningen  
  • En matöken är ett område, särskilt ett område med låginkomsttagare, som har begränsad tillgång till prisvärd och näringsrik mat. - Wikipedia  
  • 10 procent av USA består av matöknar. Det betyder att över 23 miljoner amerikaner har långt till nyttig mat, men ofta desto närmre till spritaffärer och snabbmatskedjor. - Sveriges Radio  
Lennie Segerblad
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Native speaker of: Native in SwedishSwedish
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