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The public health effects of food deserts

Paula Whitacre

The public health effects of food deserts

workshop summary

by Paula Whitacre

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Published by National Academies Press in Washington, D.C .
Written in English


Edition Notes

StatementPaula 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
ContributionsInstitute of Medicine (U.S.). Board on Population Health and Public Health Practice, National Research Council (U.S.). Food and Nutrition Board, National Research Council (U.S.). Board on Agriculture and Natural Resources
Classifications
LC ClassificationsRA645.N87 P824 2009
The Physical Object
Paginationxiv, 99 p. :
Number of Pages99
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL24535092M
ISBN 100309137284
ISBN 109780309137287
LC Control Number2009279221
OCLC/WorldCa422767083

The issue I am researching will be based on food deserts and how it affects public health. Food desert is the main problem to a poor diet and many health issues. People who do not live in food deserts believe food deserts do not affect them in any shape or form because they have nothing to worry about if they already have food.   Fortunately, some communities across the nation are tackling the problem of food deserts from all sorts of creative angles. After a survey from a Minneapolis food desert revealed that 94 percent of residents would purchase more fresh produce if it were available at convenience stores, city officials enacted the Minneapolis Health Corner Store initiative, Author: Birju Rao.

EXAMINING RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN FOOD DESERTS AND HEALTH Socioeconomic Factors Socioeconomic factors, defined by social position based on income, education and occupation, often play a large part in risk factors for an individual's health. Beaulac, Kristjansson, & Cummins () in 49 studies found that disparities in food access in theAuthor: Rebecca L Stack.   Food deserts originated with the urban White flight of the s and s. When White, middle-class residents left cities for the suburbs, grocery stores followed, according to PolicyLink, a national nonprofit focused on social and economic urban communities from Los Angeles to Washington, D.C., and from Detroit to Houston, the nearest Author: Marian Wright Edelman.

  About million people in the United States live in food deserts, and nearly half of these food deserts are in low-income, impoverished areas – which makes eating healthy even harder.. Food deserts are scattered across the United States and no region is lacking in food deserts – however, it is clear that the South has more food deserts than the rest of the : Megan Prendergast.   Two major factors that negatively effect people who live within food desert locations, are their physical and mental health. Physical Health: Diabetes: A disease in which the body’s ability to produce or respond to the hormone insulin is impaired, resulting in abnormal metabolism of carbohydrates and elevated levels of glucose in the blood and urine. [1].


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The public health effects of food deserts by Paula Whitacre Download PDF EPUB FB2

In the United States, those who live in urban and rural low-income neighborhoods are less likely to have access to supermarkets or grocery stores that provide healthy food choices. While many food desert studies have focused primarily on their socioeconomic determinants, less is known about their public health impacts—including the prevalence of obesity and the incidence of.

The Public Health Effects of Food Deserts: Workshop Summary and millions of other books are available for Amazon Kindle. Learn more. Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle : Paperback.

The public health effects of food deserts: Workshop summary. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. NOTICE: The project that is the subject of this report was approved by the Governing Board of the National Research Council, whose members are drawn from the councils of the National Academy of Sciences, Author: National Research Council (US).

In the United States, people living in low-income neighborhoods frequently do not have access to affordable healthy food venues, such as supermarkets.

Instead, those living in "food deserts" must rely on convenience stores and small neighborhood stores that offer few, if any, healthy food choices, such as fruits and vegetables.4/5(1).

To understand why food deserts are a problem and what they impact, the first session of the workshop featured presentations on the multiple dimensions used to define the food environment and the various cross-cutting ways to measure impact. Better theories are required to inform better empirical research to elucidate causal processes and predict the public health effects of food deserts.

Multiple approaches and methods, including better-quality basic theory and data, qualitative methods, natural experiments, and simulations, can help triangulate the evidence base and provide a. Understanding the influence of food deserts on public health is critical to designing, implementing, and evaluating the impact of policy and environmental changes to improve access to nutritious foods.

Much of the published literature has documented both the prevalence of food deserts and disparities in access to nutritious foods (2–5).Author: Samuel F.

Posner. Food deserts can be hazardous to your health. Living in a food desert matters a lot when it comes to a pair of serious public health issues: obesity and diabetes. As we’ve written before, these. Diet-related health problems are disproportionately higher in food deserts than in regions served by mainstream grocers.

You are what you eat, as the saying goes, and poor quality foods are also linked chronic illnesses, cancer, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, hypertension and even premature : Maria Trimarchi.

"Food deserts"—areas in which residents are hard-pressed to find affordable, healthy food—are part of the landscape of poor, urban neighborhoods across the United States. With few supermarkets or farmers markets, it's easier to find a Slurpee than a smoothie, cheaper to get the Big Mac meal than grab dinner at a salad bar.

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THE PUBLIC HEALTH EFFECTS OF FOOD DESERTS research, presenters confirmed that food deserts do exist in the United States, particularly in lower-income, inner-city and rural areas with few supermarkets and numerous smaller stores that stock very limited healthy food items such as fruits and vegetables.

That blame may be misplaced according to results found in “The Effects of Food Deserts on the BMI of Elementary Schoolchildren.” This paper, authored by Michael R. Thomsen and colleagues from the University of Arkansas, is featured in the latest issue of the “American Journal of Agricultural Economics.”.

Those healthy foods include whole grains, fruits and vegetables, fat-free rather than whole milk, and drinking fewer calorically sweetened beverages. The excess availability of energy-dense snacks and fast foods in food deserts is a concern. Suggested Citation:"1 Introduction."Institute of Medicine and National Research Council.

The Public Health Effects of Food Deserts: Workshop gton, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: / The Public Health Effects of Food Deserts: Workshop Summary. Chapter: Front Matter. Unfortunately, this book can't be printed from the OpenBook. If you need to print pages from this book, we recommend downloading it as a PDF.

Visit to get more information about this book, to buy it in print, or to download it as a free PDF. EXAMINING THE IMPACT OF FOOD DESERTS ON PUBLIC HEALTH IN CHICAGO 5 between residents of different places, as well as health disparities between racial, ethnic and socioeconomic groups.

This is where the present report, Examining the Impact of Food Deserts on Public Health in Chicago, makes a real contribution. 22 THE PUBLIC HEALTH EFFECTS OF FOOD DESERTS Profits, % Depreciation and Repairs, % Rent and Interest, % Taxes and Other Costs, % Labor, % Energy and Transportation, % Advertising and Packaging, % Farm Value, % FIGURE â Breakdown of a consumer dollar spent on food.

Examining the Impact Of Food Deserts On Public Health In Chicago, by Mari Gallagher Research & Consulting Group, probes this very question.

Given our foundational premise that the health and vitality of urban communities is a block-by-block phenomenon, our first task is to measure the distance from every City of Chicago block to the nearest. Food deserts create numerous problems for the local population because of the many implications that arise from not having access to healthy foods, such as poor diets and health.

For the purposes of this study, I will define a "food desert" as an urban area with a population that does not have access to healthy : Megan Stilley.A. Public health professionals can develop, fund, implement, and evaluate interventions to reduce the effects of food deserts. For example, there are partnerships in place to encourage grocery chains and food suppliers to build stores in food deserts through tax breaks, etc.

The Public Health Effect of Food Deserts: Workshop Summary discusses the public health effects—including the prevalence of obesity and the incidence of chronic diseases—of food deserts. This book offers insight on the extent of food deserts, their impact on individual behaviors and health outcomes in various populations, and effective ways to .