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With ‘food deserts’ everywhere, it’s no wonder so many Brits are obese | Rhiannon Lucy Cosslett12 Oct 7:17am

With ‘food deserts’ everywhere, it’s no wonder so many Brits are obese | Rhiannon Lucy Cosslett

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Too many people live too far from shops selling fresh food. There are steps the government could take, but don’t hold your breathIn the past decade there has been a revolution in the British food industry. If you are a comfortably-off urban dweller, it has never been easier to procure a healthy snack. Gone are the days where a soggy sandwich and a packet of crisps were the best you could hope for: now your options include protein pots, prepared mango, chia seed yoghurt, salads containing quinoa. Large supermarkets, too, have cottoned on: if it’s fajita night, a wholemeal wrap is an option. So is reduced-fat cheese. And, if you’re happy to overlook the food miles involved, a larger selection of fresh vegetables than our grandparents could have ever imagined. Yet the food revolution does not benefit everyone. A new study from the Social Market Foundation in collaboration with Kellogg’s has found that more than
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