Neighborhood Characteristics Associated with the Location of Food Stores and Food Service Places

Kimberly Morland, Steve Wing, Ana Diez Roux & Charles Poole
Background: Although the relationship between diet and disease is well established, sustainable dietary changes that would affect risk for disease have been difficult to achieve. Whereas individual factors are traditional explanations for the inability of some people to change dietary habits, little research has investigated how the physical availability of healthy foods affects individuals’ diets. This study examines the distribution of food stores and food service places by neighborhood wealth and racial segregation. Methods: Names...
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