This study will utilize a “natural experiment” study design, examining the influence of the opening of a new full-service grocery store in a low-income, multi-ethnic neighborhood in San Francisco. The specific aims of the study include: (a) assessing the impact of the opening of this grocery store on healthy food and beverage availability in an underserved community, (b) assessing the impact of this store opening on the food purchasing and eating practices of local families living in the area within one year of the opening, and (c) assessing the community perceptions related to the advantages and/or disadvantages of a new supermarket in their community. A mixed method data collection approach will be used before and after the opening of the new store.
Start Date: September 2008
ID #: 65064
Principal Investigator: Victor Rubin, PhD, MCP
Funding Round: Round 3
Resource Type: Grant Summary
Evaluating the impact of state-level economic-support policies on the nutritional health of kids and familiesTo address ongoing concerns of child poverty across the United States, states have introduced and modified family economic security policies related to the state minimum wage (MW) and state earned income tax credit (EITC). While poor nutritional health disproportionately impacts children who experience poverty, few studies have examined the potentially beneficial effects of state-level MW More