Bringing Healthy Foods Home: Examining Inequalities in Access to Food Stores. A Research Brief
Each week, the average household in the United States spends about $100 on groceries and makes two shopping trips. This research brief outlines where people shop for food, what they tend to buy and the obesity-related effects of inequalities in access to supermarkets and access to healthy foods.
The healthfulness of foods and beverages found in retail food stores differs widely across the United States, both by location of the store as well as by store type. Some communities have limited access to stores that carry healthful staple foods such as fruits and vegetables, whole grain-rich foods, and … More
This study aimed to assess the relative impact of the home food environment on children’s diet after the introduction of a new supermarket in a food desert. This study builds upon a natural experiment to longitudinally examine the food-purchasing behaviors and diets among a randomly selected population of households in … More
Improvements in the healthiness of packaged foods and beverages consumed by children and adolescents could have an impact on obesity through improved dietary intake patterns. Food manufacturers have new incentives to reformulate foods in response to changes in the Nutrition Facts label (NFL) and serving sizes scheduled to go into … More