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The public health effects of food deserts : workshop summary / Paula Tarnapol Whitacre, Peggy Tsai, and Janet Mulligan, rapporteurs ; Food and Nutrition Board, Board on Agriculture and Natural Resources, Board on Population Health and Public Health Practice, Institute of Medicine and Natural Research Council of the National Academies.

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Subject: Nutrition disorders > United States > Congresses.
Nutrition surveys > United States > Congresses.
Grocery shopping > United States > Congresses.
Food Supply > United States > Congresses.
Urban Health > United States > Congresses.
Choice Behavior > United States > Congresses.
Nutrition Assessment > United States > Congresses.
Nutritional Status > United States > Congresses.
Diet > United States > Congresses.
Public Health > United States > Congresses.
Cardiovascular Diseases > United States > Congresses.
Neoplasms > United States > Congresses.
Obesity > United States > Congresses.
Poverty Areas > United States > Congresses.
Genre: Electronic books.
Electronic books.

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  • ISBN: 9780309137294
  • ISBN: 0309137292
  • ISBN: 1282239260
  • ISBN: 9781282239265
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (xiv, 99 pages) : illustrations (some color), maps (some color)
  • Publisher: Washington, D.C. : National Academies Press, 2009.

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (pages 75-77).
Formatted Contents Note: Introduction -- Determining the extent of food deserts -- Studying food deserts through different lenses -- Diet and health evidence to support improved food access -- Ameliorating food desert conditions -- Research gaps and needs.
Summary: "On January 26-27, 2009, workshop speakers provided presentations on how to measure and understand the extent of food deserts, their impact on individual behaviors and health outcomes in various populations, and effective ways to increase the availability of fruits and vegetables and to improve the food environment"--Page 1.
Source of Description Note: Print version record.
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