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Westwood is one of the most culturally vibrant neighborhoods in the Denver Metro Area, with over 81% of its residents identifying as Latinos.  Known for its delicious tacos and pho, Westwood is actually a food desert, which means that most of the population has limited access to affordable healthy food. Residents here suffer from many health risks, with 67% of the community at risk of obesity and diet-related illnesses. As a result, the average lifespan of a Westwood resident is 12 years shorter than surrounding Denver neighborhoods. The USDA estimates that over 23.5 million people live in food deserts like Westwood across the US.