A food desert is a neighborhood with low, or no access to fresh fruits and vegetables, or dairy and meats.
It is a growing national problem, and in Indiana 59 percent of counties have food deserts.
Some state lawmakers have proposed legislation to fight the problem.
But Indiana Public Broadcasting’s Jill Sheridan found much of the work remains with non-profits and community organizations.
It’s after school at IPS 58, a grade school in Indianapolis.