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The Public Health Effects of Food Deserts: Workshop Summary

The Public Health Effects of Food Deserts: Workshop Summary (Paperback)

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In the United States, people living in low-income neighborhoods frequently do not have access to affordable healthy food venues, such as supermarkets. Instead, those living in "food deserts" must rely on convenience stores and small neighborhood stores that offer few, if any, healthy food choices, such as fruits and vegetables. The Institute of Medicine (IOM) and National Research Council (NRC) convened a two-day workshop on January 26-27, 2009, to provide input into a Congressionally-mandated food deserts study by the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Economic Research Service. The workshop, summarized in this volume, provided a forum in which to discuss the public health effects of food deserts.

Medical & VeterinaryMedicine: general issuesHealth systems & servicesMedical & VeterinaryMedicine: general issuesPublic health & preventive medicinePersonal & public healthTechnicalIndustrial chemistry & manufacturing technologiesTechnicalIndustrial chemistry & manufacturing technologiesIndustrial chemistryFood & beverage technology Publisher: National Academies Press Publication Date: 01/06/2009 ISBN-13: 9780309137287  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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