IDEAS home Printed from https://ideas.repec.org/p/ags/aaea13/149710.html
   My bibliography  Save this paper

The Effect of Food Store Access on Children’s Diet Quality

Author

Listed:
  • Yu, Gaogao
  • Nayga, Rodolfo M. Jr.
  • Thomsen, Michael R.
  • Whiteside‐Mansell, Leanne
  • Swindle, Taren M.

Abstract

We examine the effect of proximity to large grocery stores and convenience stores on consumption of different food groups among a sample of children enrolled in Head Start preschools. Food store proximity is measured in two ways: (1) as the distance from the census block of residence to the nearest store of a given type and (2) as the density of stores within a one-mile radius of the census block. We estimate the probability that a child is at risk for over or under consumption of a given food item. Food-store proximity is instrumented using the proportion of commercially zoned land surrounding the residence. Findings suggest that children in households with greater access to large grocery stores are at less risk for under consumption of healthy foods but are also at greater risk for over consumption of sugary beverages.

Suggested Citation

  • Yu, Gaogao & Nayga, Rodolfo M. Jr. & Thomsen, Michael R. & Whiteside‐Mansell, Leanne & Swindle, Taren M., 2013. "The Effect of Food Store Access on Children’s Diet Quality," 2013 Annual Meeting, August 4-6, 2013, Washington, D.C. 149710, Agricultural and Applied Economics Association.
  • Handle: RePEc:ags:aaea13:149710
    as

    Download full text from publisher

    File URL: http://purl.umn.edu/149710
    Download Restriction: no

    More about this item

    Keywords

    diet quality; food environment; childhood obesity; Consumer/Household Economics; Food Consumption/Nutrition/Food Safety; Health Economics and Policy;

    NEP fields

    This paper has been announced in the following NEP Reports:

    Statistics

    Access and download statistics

    Corrections

    All material on this site has been provided by the respective publishers and authors. You can help correct errors and omissions. When requesting a correction, please mention this item's handle: RePEc:ags:aaea13:149710. See general information about how to correct material in RePEc.

    For technical questions regarding this item, or to correct its authors, title, abstract, bibliographic or download information, contact: (AgEcon Search). General contact details of provider: http://edirc.repec.org/data/aaeaaea.html .

    If you have authored this item and are not yet registered with RePEc, we encourage you to do it here. This allows to link your profile to this item. It also allows you to accept potential citations to this item that we are uncertain about.

    We have no references for this item. You can help adding them by using this form .

    If you know of missing items citing this one, you can help us creating those links by adding the relevant references in the same way as above, for each refering item. If you are a registered author of this item, you may also want to check the "citations" tab in your RePEc Author Service profile, as there may be some citations waiting for confirmation.

    Please note that corrections may take a couple of weeks to filter through the various RePEc services.

    IDEAS is a RePEc service hosted by the Research Division of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis . RePEc uses bibliographic data supplied by the respective publishers.