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2013-11-05 11:48:52

There is more to the cost of living in a food desert than higher prices for the few fruits and vegetables sold nearby, according to a study by an Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis researcher and the Marion County Public Health Department. The study, being discussed at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday during the American Public Health Association's annual meeting in Boston, examined the health impact of developing a grocery store in a low-income urban neighborhood on the east side of...

2013-09-12 23:32:06

Providing access to essential goods including fresh food is a priority for the Washington DC Economic Partnership, DC's economic development marketing organization. WDCEP has attracted over 100 new retailers and grocers to the city, many located in neighborhoods and corridors where residents had little or no access to goods and services. Washington, DC (PRWEB) September 12, 2013 21 new grocery stores have opened in Washington, DC since 2000 a result of the District of Columbia’s...

2012-03-14 13:46:26

American Heart Association meeting report If you live in neighborhoods with access to grocery stores, healthy food, parks and a pleasant walking environment, you're more likely to be in ideal cardiovascular health. That's the finding of research reported at the American Heart Association's Epidemiology and Prevention/Nutrition, Physical Activity and Metabolism 2012 Scientific Sessions. "The most significant neighborhood factors that lead to ideal health were access to recreational...

2010-06-02 07:00:00

ST. LOUIS, June 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Mari Gallagher Research & Consulting Group and Save-A-Lot Food Stores have joined forces to raise awareness of the plight of millions of families in the United States who live in food deserts -- large geographic areas with very few, if any, grocery stores. The just released Food Desert & Food Balance Community Fact Sheet, authored by Mari Gallagher Research & Consulting and supported by the hard discount food retailer, explains in-depth the...

2010-03-09 10:31:00

MANHATTAN, Kan., March 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A recent Kansas State University study found that the availability of supermarkets -- rather than the lack of them --increased the risk of obesity for low-income women living in small cities. This suggests that policies to increase healthful eating behaviors might need to be tailored based on geographic location. . K-State researchers studied the availability of food stores for low-income women in Kansas to see whether there was a link to...

2010-03-09 11:38:50

Research shows that higher risk is based on availability of food stores A recent Kansas State University study found that the availability of supermarkets -- rather than the lack of them --increased the risk of obesity for low-income women living in small cities. This suggests that policies to increase healthful eating behaviors might need to be tailored based on geographic location. K-State researchers studied the availability of food stores for low-income women in Kansas to see whether...

2009-04-07 11:36:04

A Canadian study shows that if people live near a grocery store close enough to walk to, they will keep their weight down. Researchers at the University of British Columbia show those who live within two-thirds of a mile of a grocery store are half as likely to be overweight, compared to those living in neighborhoods without grocery stores, the Victoria (British Columbia) Times-Colonist reported. Study author Lawrence Frank said that if there are more grocery stores, all the better. The...

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2009-01-22 06:48:16

Residents of poorer neighborhoods have less access to fresh, healthy foods, according to a new report. Dr. Nicole I. Larson of the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis and her colleagues analyzed the results of 54 studies to find further evidence that links "income, race, and ethnicity" to "poor dietary patterns and obesity, established risk factors for chronic disease." The studies reviewed by researchers were published between 1985 and 2008, and were aimed at providing a better look at...

2008-09-03 03:00:15

By Agyeman, Julian FOOD EQUITY IN U.S. NEIGHBORHOODS Samina Raja, Changxing Ma, and Pavan Yadav, "Beyond Food Deserts: Measuring and Mapping Racial Disparities in Neighborhood Food Environments," Journal of Planning Education and Research 27, no. 4 (Summer 2008): 469-82 Long ignored by U.S. planners, neighborhood "food environments" are becoming an increasing focus of attention for practitioners and academics, especially given the recent publicity surrounding the food crisis. One important...

2008-07-09 00:00:22

By Valerie Bauman ONLINE www.cdcg.org/ www.thefoodtrust.org www.farmtofolk.com/ ALBANY, N.Y. - For years, Mel Williams rarely ate fruit and vegetables - unless they came out of a can. Fresh produce was too expensive or too far away until the state- funded Veggie Mobile started bringing the fruits and vegetables to him at a lower price. "I'm a diabetic and I have problems with my heart," the 66-year- old said. "The canned stuff has so much sodium in it. So now with the fresh fruit, it's...


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