Friday, February 19, 2010

End Food Deserts

Healthy Food Financing Initiative

Philadelphia — The Obama Administration today released details of an over $400 million Healthy Food Financing Initiative, which will bring grocery stores and other healthy food retailers to underserved urban and rural communities across America. TThe initiative is a partnership between the Departments of Treasury, Agriculture, and Health and Human Services.

The U.S. Food Environment Atlas

Food environment factors—such as store/restaurant proximity, food prices, food and nutrition assistance programs, and community characteristics—interact to influence food choices and diet quality. Research is beginning to document the complexity of these interactions, but more is needed to identify causal relationships and effective policy interventions.

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