Introduction to Public Health Posters

Title

Food Deserts

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Faculty Advisor

Dr. Ginger Cameron

Publication Date

Fall 2016

Abstract

A food desert is a community, particularly a low-income area, in which the residents lack access to affordable and healthy food. There may be no supermarket or large grocery store within one mile if in an urban area or within ten miles if in a rural area, there is a lack of affordable vegetables, fruit, whole grains, and other nutritious foods, or there is a prevalence of fast food restaurants and convenience stores in the area.

Disciplines

Medicine and Health Sciences | Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences | Public Health

Keywords

Food, food deserts, hunger

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