Ask a kid: What's a food desert?

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Meet Sophia, TruckBeat's special kid-correspondent.

Knox County health officials are pushing a number of new initiatives designed to improve access to healthy food, reduce obesity rates and fight so-called food deserts across Knoxville. But what are food deserts, and how do they relate to obesity? 

For help, we turn to an expert who happens to be 10 years old.  



Jess Mador

Jess Mador is the creator of TruckBeat for WUOT. She's an award-winning public radio and multimedia journalist who has produced stories for news organizations around the country, including Minnesota Public Radio, NPR News and PBS member stations. She has a Master's degree from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.

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