Measuring potential access to food stores and food-service places in rural areas in the U.S.

@article{Sharkey2009MeasuringPA,
  title={Measuring potential access to food stores and food-service places in rural areas in the U.S.},
  author={Joseph R. Sharkey},
  journal={American journal of preventive medicine},
  year={2009},
  volume={36 4 Suppl},
  pages={
          S151-5
        }
}
Geographic access to healthy food resources remains a major focus of research that examines the contribution of the built environment to healthful eating. Methods used to define and measure spatial accessibility can significantly affect the results. Considering the implications for marketing, policy, and programs, adequate measurement of the food environment is important. Little of the published work on food access has focused on rural areas, where the burden of nutrition-related disease is… CONTINUE READING
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