Low-income families don’t limit shopping to ‘food deserts’

April 11, 2014

By Cynthia Boyd Social-welfare experts have long assumed poor people, hampered by transportation difficulties, grocery-shop close to home at small corner groceries or convenience stores — “food deserts” that mostly offer high-sugar, highly processed, less-nutritious foods. Inner city neighborhoods, particularly, have worried public-health officials who want to expand the availability of nutritious foods for low-income […]

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Food options near schools may up obesity risk

December 2, 2013

By Rita Buckley The number and kinds of food outlets near schools may be associated with higher rates of obesity among public school students, according to new research. Data for nearly 13,000 middle and high school students in 33 public schools in New Jersey showed that nearly 25 percent of the students were obese compared […]

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