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Local Food Environments

Food Access in America, 1st Edition

Edited by Kimberly B. Morland

CRC Press

323 pages

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Local Food Environments: Food Access in America provides information on the complex nature of food delivery systems as well as the historical and political trends that have shaped them over time. The book presents the empirical evidence demonstrating disparities in access to healthy affordable foods across the United States and how these disparitie

Table of Contents

Introduction. U.S. Agricultural Policies and the U.S. Food Industry: Production to Retail. Environmental Injustice Connects Local Food Environments with Global Food Production. Geography of Local Food Environments: People and Places. Local Food Environments and Dietary Intake. Local Food Environments and Diet-Related Health Outcomes: A Systematic Review of Local Food Environments, Body Weight, and Other Diet-Related Health Outcomes. Measurement and Analytical Issues Involved in the Estimation of the Effects of Local Food Environments on Health Behaviors and Health Outcomes. Local Food Environments Outside of the United States-A Look to the North: Examining Food Environments in Canada. State-Level Interventions: Pennsylvania's Fresh Food Financing Initiative. Ecological Approaches to Creating Healthy Local Food Environments in the United States: Push and Pull Forces. Index.

About the Editor

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.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
MEDICAL / Nutrition
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Public Policy / General