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Corner Store and Commuting Patterns of Low-Income, Urban Elementary School Students

While there has been considerable focus on the school environment in the context of childhood obesity, less is known about the environments around the school, particularly in low-income, urban neighborhoods. The purpose of this study was to assess students’ corner store and commuting habits before and after school in a low-income, urban environment. This was More

Date: December 2013

Resource Type: Journal Article

Focus Areas: Food Retail School & After School

Evaluating the Efficacy of a Healthy Corner Store Initiative in Reducing Childhood Obesity

This project will evaluate the efficacy of a community-based, environmental intervention in urban corner stores located near schools. By targeting multiple aspects of the corner store environment (e.g., social, educational, food availability), the goal of this intervention is to decrease the purchase of high calorie snacks and beverages and increase the percentage of healthy snacks More

Date: September 2007

Resource Type: Grant Summary

Focus Areas: Food Access Food Retail