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Neighborhood disparities in access to healthy foods and their effects on environmental justice.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  22813465     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Environmental justice is concerned with an equitable distribution of environmental burdens. These burdens comprise immediate health hazards as well as subtle inequities, such as limited access to healthy foods. We reviewed the literature on neighborhood disparities in access to fast-food outlets and convenience stores. Low-income neighborhoods offered greater access to food sources that promote unhealthy eating. The distribution of fast-food outlets and convenience stores differed by the racial/ethnic characteristics of the neighborhood. Further research is needed to address the limitations of current studies, identify effective policy actions to achieve environmental justice, and evaluate intervention strategies to promote lifelong healthy eating habits, optimum health, and vibrant communities.
Angela Hilmers; David C Hilmers; Jayna Dave
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review     Date:  2012-07-19
Journal Detail:
Title:  American journal of public health     Volume:  102     ISSN:  1541-0048     ISO Abbreviation:  Am J Public Health     Publication Date:  2012 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-08-09     Completed Date:  2012-10-23     Revised Date:  2014-09-02    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  1254074     Medline TA:  Am J Public Health     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1644-54     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Fast Foods / supply & distribution
Food Supply / standards*,  statistics & numerical data
Health Promotion
Residence Characteristics*
Social Justice
Socioeconomic Factors
United States

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