This paper examines food purchasing behaviors of lower-income, urban African-American youth in Baltimore, Maryland. Youth reported spending an average on $3.96 of foods and beverages in a typical day. Corners stores were the most frequently visited food outlets, with 59% of youth purchasing food from these venues at least twice per week. The most frequently purchased foods and beverages were chips/cheese curls, candy, soda and fruit punch. Greater youth purchasing was associated with a younger caregiver, and older age of youth was significantly associated with the amount spent on foods.
Published: June 2011
ID #: 63149
Journal: Am J Prev Med
Authors: Dennisuk LA, Coutinho AJ, Suratkar S, et al
Age Groups: Adolescents (grades 9 to 12), Elementary-age children (grades K to 5), Young adolescents (grades 6 to 8)
Race/Ethnicity: African American or Black
Keywords: Body mass index (BMI), Community setting, Corner store, Fast food, Food outlet, Neighborhood, Snacks, Sugar-sweetened beverages, Supermarket, Urban
Focus Area: Food Access
Resource Type: Journal Article
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