Supermarket access is key ingredient in obesity programs

July 7, 2014

Living close to a supermarket appears to be a key factor in the success of interventions to help obese children eat better and improve their weight, according to a study […]

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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 […]

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Report: Ubiquity of healthy food directly tied to obesity rates

July 24, 2013

By Hannah McCartney A report conducted by researchers at East Carolina University in North Carolina, released today by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), sheds some interesting light on […]

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Cheaper fruits and vegetables alone can’t save food deserts

November 27, 2012

By Eliza Barclay Tens of millions of Americans can’t follow the government’s guidelines for healthful eating because they can’t afford or access enough fresh fruits and vegetables. Sometimes it’s because […]

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Studies question the pairing of food deserts and obesity

April 23, 2012

April 23, 2012, The New York Times By Gina Kolata It has become an article of faith among some policy makers and advocates, including Michelle Obama, that poor urban neighborhoods are […]

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