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To fix food deserts, we need to address transit options andsupermarket stigma

Shannon, Jerry (2016) To fix food deserts, we need to address transit options andsupermarket stigma. USApp – American Politics and Policy Blog (03 Feb 2016). Website.

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Policymakers have become increasingly concerned about the rise of ‘food deserts’ – those areas with poor access to foods that are not highly processed and nutritionally poor. While policy solutions to address food deserts tend to include introducing supermarkets selling a wider range of foods into such areas, new research from Jerry Shannon may challenge this policy. Studying the shopping habits of low-income residents of Minneapolis, Minnesota, he finds that food shopping can often extend far outside of people’s neighborhoods, covering a wide array of sources, and that local supermarkets may be unattractive due to their high prices, limited selections, and the perception that they are unsafe.

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Additional Information: © 2016 The Author, USApp – American Politics and Policy Blog, The London School of Economics and Political Science © CC BY-NC 3.0
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
J Political Science > JK Political institutions (United States)
Date Deposited: 23 Mar 2016 14:09
Last Modified: 16 May 2024 08:18

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