I'm an English teacher at a high-need secondary school in the MacArthur Park/Westlake area. My 12th Grade English class is completing a unit on fast food and obesity and we have been reading about the links between poverty and obesity. We have read about how childhood obesity is greater in low-income areas such as ours because of the lack of cheap, healthy options and the proliferation of fast food restaurants.
To further our learning and promote healthy eating, we're investigating non-fast food alternatives in our neighborhood.
Can we think of any cheap, healthy options in MacArthur Park/Westlake? By "cheap," I mean within a similar price range as we would spend at MacDonald's--so ideally under $10. As great of a value as it is, we can't necessarily afford the $13 pastrami sandwich at Langer's!