Within the micro-neighborhood of Alphabet City, NYC there are no subway stops, but there are five grocery stores within a ten minute walk. A comparison of meat and potato offerings reveals as much as any census data or demographics of these few blocks would. More telling than income and ethnicity stats, a simple shopping list reveals the story of the varied culinary traditions of the neighborhood.
Spurred by a prompt from GOOD magazine and Let's Move, we looked into the rise of obesity among children in the US. For one generation—while obesity has tripled—we plotted the increase of soda consumption, food expenses eaten away from home, and the number of TVs per household. Also seen featured on the White House blog.