LA Times Q&A with Lewis focuses on food’s role in community health
The Los Angeles Times, as part of its “Chat & Selfie” series, interviewed USC Price School of Public Policy Professor LaVonna Lewis about her research on the role of food in community health and her work pushing liquor stores to sell vegetables and farmers markets to take food stamps. “A food desert creates hostile living conditions. If you believe that we eat just to keep our stomachs from growling, then having fast food readily available would be OK. If, however, you believe food is a critical resource for a long, high-quality life, not having healthy food options means your chances for living longer just went down,” Lewis explained.