Food deserts and access to food in the United States / Juste Roche, editor.

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Book
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English
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  • New York : Novinka, [2013]
  • ©2013
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viii, 112 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.

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The USDA's Economic Research Service previously identified more than 6,500 food desert tracts in the United States based on the 2000 Census and 2006 data on locations of supermarkets, supercenters, and large grocery stores. This book examines the socioeconomic and demographic characteristics of these tracts to see how they differ from other census tracts and the extent to which these differences influence food desert status. Relative to all other census tracts, food desert tracts tend to have smaller populations, higher rates of abandoned or vacant homes, and residents who have lower levels of education, lower incomes, and higher unemployment. Efforts to encourage Americans to improve their diets and to eat more nutritious foods presume that a wide variety of these foods are accessible to everyone. But for some Americans and in some communities, access to healthy foods may be limited.
Notes
Edited, reformatted and augmented versions of United States Department of Agriculture, Economic Research Report: number 140 (August 2012) and number 143 (November 2012).
Contents
Characteristics and Influential Factors of Food Deserts / Paula Dutko, Michele Ver Ploeg, Tracey Farrigan, USDA -- Access to Affordable and Nutritious Food: Updated Estimates of Distance to Supermarkets Using 2010 Data / Michele Ver Ploeg, Vince Breneman, Paula Dutko, Ryan Williams, Samantha Snyder, Chris Dicken, Phil Kaufman, USDA.
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  • 9781624178795 (pbk.)
  • 1624178790 (pbk.)
LCCN
2013372421
OCLC
822668053
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