Access to Affordable and Nutritious Food: Measuring and Understanding Food Deserts and Their Consequences

Access to Affordable and Nutritious Food: Measuring and Understanding Food Deserts and Their Consequences

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The Food, Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008 directed the U.S. Dept. of Agr. to conduct a 1-year study to assess the extent of areas with limited access to affordable and nutritious food, identify characteristics and causes of such areas, consider how limited access affects local populations, and outline recommend. to address the problem. This report presents the findings of the study, which include results from two conferences of national and internat. authorities on food deserts and a set of research studies. It also includes reviews of existing literature, a national-level assessment of access to large grocery stores and supermarkets, analysis of the economic and public health effects of limited access, and a discussion of existing policy interventions. Illus.distance between one-half and 1 mile for walking and between 10 and 20 miles for driving, and high-access defined by a distance less than one-half mile for walking and 10 miles for driving). ... Yet, the same was determined for all neighborhoods regardless of whether they were low-income or not, leading us to ... Micropolitan and small town cores (codes 4 and 7) are tract equivalents of urban clusters.


Title:Access to Affordable and Nutritious Food: Measuring and Understanding Food Deserts and Their Consequences
Author: Michele Ver Ploeg
Publisher:DIANE Publishing - 2010-02
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