Local Food Environments
Food Access in America
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Local Food Environments: Food Access in America, Second Edition, presents four sections of information on (1) disparities between local food environments in the United States; (2) effect of restricted local food environments on dietary intake; (3) interventions to local food environment and their impact on communities; and (d) macro-level influence on the development of local food environments. All chapters include learning objectives and study questions. • Equips learners with the tools necessary to design and implement effective interventions within their area’s local food environment. • Focuses on local food environment disparities and dietary intake. • Discusses macro-level Influences on local food environments including U.S. federal and local policies affecting land-use; food production and of course food retailing.
Table of Contents
Disparities between Local Food Environments in the United States. Income Disparities. Race/Ethnic Disparities. Urban/Rural Disparities. Disparities between Countries. Local Food Environment Disparities and Dietary Intake. Who’s Susceptible to their Local Food Environment? Other Causal Factors. Measuring their Local Food Environment. Measurement of Diet. Current Evidence of a Causal Relationship. Interventions to Local Food Environments. How to get Started. Measuring an Effect of the LFE on Diet. Current and Past Interventions. Macro-level Influences of Local Food Environments. U.S. Federal and Local Policies. U.S. Food Production. Food Retailing.
Kimberly B. Morland is an Associate Professor at Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York City. She obtained her PhD in epidemiology from the University of North Carolina. Dr. Morland has developed new epidemiologic methods for geographically based data collection and analysis to investigate associations between neighborhood environments and residents’ behaviors that have been replicated by investigators in areas across the United States and other countries. They have also been used by community-based organizations to support local changes to commercial environments. Dr. Morland has served on a number of national and local review panels, worked with community-based organizations, and implemented one of the first interventions to address food access by developing a community-owned and community-operated food store in Brooklyn. Her research focuses on the impact of local environments on health.