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Food-based charities strive to provide healthier, higher-quality options

Eating a healthy diet based on fresh fruits, vegetables and lean proteins is difficult for poor people. Ready-to-eat, processed foods offer a cheap and convenient source of calories, but are often loaded with fats, sugar, sodium and preservatives. Given the convenience and long shelf lives of processed foods, Milwaukee's charitable food programs also have easy access to a plethora of unhealthy options, reports Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service.

Mar 12, 2015