In food deserts, access to food rather than access to highly nutritious foods is often favored. For instance, the density of fast-food retailers and consumption of foods high in fats, sugars, and salts, tends to be high. Frequent consumption from fast food chain restaurants can contribute to cardiovascular diseases, type 2 diabetes and obesity. In order to reduce the availability and access of foods high in fats, sugars and salt, zoning regulations can be used to control a fast-food business’ ability to occupy a retail space, limit how many vendors are allowed in a given space, limit their proximity to each other, and require a minimum distance from schools and hospitals. In addition, zoning ordinances could incentivize local food production by using a flexible food provider definition, with on-site sale of produce, or through agricultural coalitions, and supporting infrastructure improvements to promote the accessibility of local and healthy foods.