Dr. Cindy Stone was recently interviewed by WTIUN for her expertise on the food desert problem facing Indianapolis.
Dr. Stone conducted a neighborhood study in the east side’s Meadows community. Lack of healthy food has been a problem here for as many as four decades, Stone says.
Most survey responses indicated the need for a grocery store with healthy options.
“They identified certain foods like organic foods being available and higher quality meats and fruits and vegetables so they were quite concerned not only with the affordability but the quality of the food that would be available,” Stone says.