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Wouldn’t it be great if the healthy choice was the easy choice?

The American Heart Association is working with local county and city officials in the Paso Del Norte region of Texas and New Mexico, as well as in Dallas and in Houston to make healthy foods more accessible in the neighborhoods that need it most. 

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In the Paso Del Norte region, access to healthy food is a big issue. For example:

  • Compared to national averages, over 26% of children live in food-insecure homes.
  • 28% of Doña Ana County’s residents live in USDA-designated “food deserts.” That means 59,300 people don’t have access to healthy food.

In 2018, we'll be taking a closer look at how we can improve access to healthy foods in these communities and inviting you to join us at trainings to learn more about getting healthier food into communities. 

Is this an issue that speaks to you? Please email us to tell us about how you've been involved or how this issue affects your family.

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