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Food Environment Atlas / Food Desert Locator

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The USDA’s Food Environment Atlas allows one to “get a spacial view of a community’s ability to access healthy food and its success in doing so”.

County level statistics can be viewed on food choices, health and well-being indicators, and community characteristics.


The Food Desert Locator identifies low-income census tracts where a substantial number or share of residents has low access to a supermarket or large grocery store. The interactive map is similar to the Food Environment Atlas.

May 6, 2011 - Posted by | Finding Aids/Directories, Health Statistics, Public Health | , , , ,

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