Availability of Healthy Food

Does Block Group Race and Income Matter?

Clarice N. Chau, Jamie M. Zoellner, Jennie L Hill

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Abstract

Grounded in community-based participatory research, this study assesses the food environment in a health-disparate city and determines whether differences exist in healthy food availability by block group race and income. Sixty stores and 124 restaurants were systematically audited using the Nutrition Environment Measures Survey (NEMS). The findings show low availability of healthy food options in low-income and predominately black block groups. Middle- to high-income white block groups had the highest availabilities of healthy items. Results will be disseminated through a community-academic partnership to prioritize future action.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)22-38
Number of pages17
JournalJournal of Hunger and Environmental Nutrition
Volume8
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2013

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Keywords

  • built environment assessment
  • community-based participatory research
  • health status disparities
  • retail food environment
  • rural

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Health(social science)
  • Nutrition and Dietetics
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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Availability of Healthy Food : Does Block Group Race and Income Matter? / Chau, Clarice N.; Zoellner, Jamie M.; Hill, Jennie L.

In: Journal of Hunger and Environmental Nutrition, Vol. 8, No. 1, 01.01.2013, p. 22-38.

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