Access to Affordable and Nutritious Food: Measuring and Understanding Food Deserts and Their Consequences
  • Release Date : 01 February 2010
  • Publisher : DIANE Publishing
  • Genre : Uncategorized
  • Pages : 150 pages
  • ISBN 13 : 9781437921342
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Download or read book entitled Access to Affordable and Nutritious Food: Measuring and Understanding Food Deserts and Their Consequences by author: Michele Ver Ploeg which was release on 01 February 2010 and published by DIANE Publishing with total page 150 pages . This book available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle Format. 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.

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