Bodegas are less likely to have healthy food options than supermarkets. The lowest ratio among NYC community districts is one supermarket for every three bodegas (healthier); the highest is one supermarket for every 57 bodegas (less healthy).
East Flatbush is home to two of NYC’s farmers markets, another source of healthy food. With that said, East Flatbush’s adult obesity rate is 34%, which is higher than the rest of NYC.
One out of five East Flatbush children in grades K through 8 has obesity.