Barriers to Buying Healthy Foods for People With Diabetes: Evidence of Environmental Disparities

Carol A Horowitz, Kathryn A Colson, Paul L Hebert & Kristie Lancaster
Objectives. A community coalition compared the availability and cost of diabetes-healthy foods in a racial/ethnic minority neighborhood in East Harlem, with those in the adjacent, largely White and affluent Upper East Side in New York City. Methods. We documented which of the 173 East Harlem and 152 Upper East Side grocery stores stocked 5 recommended foods. Results. Overall, 18% of East Harlem stores stocked recommended foods, compared with 58% of stores in the Upper East...
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