This study will examine the impact of the opening of a new grocery store in a lower-income, multi-ethnic neighborhood in San Francisco. This research team has already collected two sets of baseline data from the neighborhood prior to the opening of the grocery store. This new project will allow for a final wave of endpoint data collection following the August 2011 store opening. Specific aims include: 1) assessing the impact of the opening of a full-service grocery store on healthy food and beverage availability in an underserved community, 2) assessing the impact of the store opening on the food purchasing and eating practices of local families living in the area within one year of the opening, and 3) assessing community perceptions related to the advantages and/or disadvantages of a new grocery store in their community.
Start Date: February 2012
ID #: 69803
Principal Investigator: Victor Rubin, PhD
Funding Round: Rapid-Response Round 4
Resource Type: Grant Summary
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Understanding the social safety net’s impact on food security to inform policy on how best to support children in low-income familiesBy providing resources to low-income families with children, the safety net has the potential to reduce food insecurity and improve nutrition. Understanding how much, how, and for whom the safety net impacts food security is a critical input into active policy discussions about the best way to support children in low-income families. The project will More