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Living in an urban food desert is a risk factor for weight gain during childhood.

Thomsen, Michael R., Nayga, Rodolfo M., Alviola, IV, Jr.,Pedro A. and Rouse, Heather L. (2015) Living in an urban food desert is a risk factor for weight gain during childhood. USApp– American Politics and Policy Blog (20 Aug 2015). Website.

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Abstract

The past two decades have seen growing concerns over the rise of food deserts – areas where cheap and nutritious food is difficult to obtain. In new research which tracks childhood obesity rates, Michael R. Thomsen, Rodolfo M. Nayga, Jr., Pedro A. Alviola, IV and Heather L. Rouse find that for elementary school children, living in a food desert is linked with a having a higher body mass index, especially for those in urban areas.

Item Type: Online resource (Website)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/usappblog/
Additional Information: © 2015 The Authors, USApp – American Politics and Policy Blog, The London School of Economics and Political Science.; Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HC Economic History and Conditions
H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine
Sets: Collections > LSE American Politics and Policy (USAPP) Blog
Date Deposited: 15 Sep 2015 16:53
Last Modified: 19 Nov 2019 20:18
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/63563

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