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Title The public health effects of food deserts : workshop summary / Paula Tarnapol Whitacre, Peggy Tsai, and Janet Mulligan, rapporteurs ; Food and Nutrition Board, Board on Agriculture and Natural Resources, Board on Population Health and Public Health Practice, Institute of Medicine and Natural Research Council of the National Academies
Published Washington, D.C. : National Academies Press, 2009
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Description 1 online resource (xiv, 99 pages) : illustrations (some color), maps (some color)
Contents Introduction -- Determining the extent of food deserts -- Studying food deserts through different lenses -- Diet and health evidence to support improved food access -- Ameliorating food desert conditions -- Research gaps and needs
Summary "On January 26-27, 2009, workshop speakers provided presentations on how to measure and understand the extent of food deserts, their impact on individual behaviors and health outcomes in various populations, and effective ways to increase the availability of fruits and vegetables and to improve the food environment"--Page 1
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 75-77)
Notes Print version record
Subject Grocery shopping -- United States -- Congresses.
Nutrition disorders -- United States -- Congresses.
Nutrition surveys -- United States -- Congresses.
Cardiovascular Diseases.
Choice Behavior.
Food Supply.
Nutrition Assessment.
Nutritional Status.
Poverty Areas.
Public Health.
Urban Health.
United States.
Genre/Form Congress.
Conference papers and proceedings.
Conference papers and proceedings.
Form Electronic book
Author Mulligan, Janet.
Yih, Peggy Tsai
Whitacre, Paula.
Institute of Medicine (U.S.). Board on Population Health and Public Health Practice.
National Research Council (U.S.). Board on Agriculture and Natural Resources.
National Research Council (U.S.). Food and Nutrition Board.
ISBN 0309137292 (electronic bk.)
9780309137294 (electronic bk.)