** This article was published in the December 2016 INStride publication. Thanks to the Herald-Times and INStride for increasing awareness about local programs to help manage health care costs.
School Garden Project
When you think about Bloomington, “deserts” may be the last thing that comes to mind. But in reality, Monroe County does have deserts -- food deserts. Food deserts are areas that prevent the easy food choice from being a healthy food choice. Often times in food deserts, unhealthy options are more easily available and less expensive than traveling to the nearest grocery store or farm market stand.