Availability, Price, and Quality of Fruits and Vegetables in 12 Rural Montana Counties, 2014

@inproceedings{Shanks2015AvailabilityPA,
  title={Availability, Price, and Quality of Fruits and Vegetables in 12 Rural Montana Counties, 2014},
  author={Carmen Byker Shanks and Selena Ahmed and Teresa Rust Smith and Bailey Houghtaling and Mica Jenkins and Miranda Margetts and Daniel Brian Schultz and Lacy Nicole Stephens},
  booktitle={Preventing chronic disease},
  year={2015}
}
We assessed the consumer food environment in rural areas by using the Nutrition Environment Measures Survey for Stores (NEMS-S) to measure the availability, price, and quality of fruits and vegetables. We randomly selected 20 grocery stores (17 rural, 3 urban) in 12 Montana counties using the 2013 US Department of Agriculture's rural-urban continuum codes. We found significant differences in NEMS-S scores for quality of fruits and vegetables; of 6 possible points, the mean quality score was 4.5… CONTINUE READING

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