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Access to Affordable, Nutritious Food Is Limited in “Food Desertsâ€


  • Ver Ploeg, Michele


A small percentage of U.S. households live in “food deserts,†where access to a supermarket or large grocery store is a problem. Low-income households often leave food deserts to shop where food prices are lower. Business costs, along with characteristics of potential customers, affect where stores locate.

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  • Ver Ploeg, Michele, 2010. "Access to Affordable, Nutritious Food Is Limited in “Food Desertsâ€," Amber Waves, United States Department of Agriculture, Economic Research Service, March.
  • Handle: RePEc:ags:uersaw:122142

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    1. Newman, Christopher L. & Howlett, Elizabeth & Burton, Scot, 2014. "Implications of fast food restaurant concentration for preschool-aged childhood obesity," Journal of Business Research, Elsevier, vol. 67(8), pages 1573-1580.
    2. Leschewski, Andrea & Weatherspoon, Dave D. & Kuhns, Annemarie, 2016. "A Segmented Hedonic Analysis of the Nutritional Composition of Fruit Beverages," International Food and Agribusiness Management Review, International Food and Agribusiness Management Association (IFAMA), vol. 19(3).


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