Better Access to Fruits and Veggies Fail to Curb Obesity Problem


In a surprising new research by the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine and Penn State University, US neighborhood grocery store initiative that improves access to healthy foods is insufficient to address the growing obesity problem.

The study, which is the first US-based evidence that building new food retail stores is not enough to improve the diets of low-income residents, is being published in the February issue of Health Affairs.


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Federal Programs Related to - Endocrine, Metabolic & Nutritional Research

Programs involved in the systematic study of the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of diseases and conditions that affect ductless glands. Addison's Diseases Research; Dwarfism Research; Thyroid Diseases Research

Federal Programs Related to - Food

Programs that provide access to free or low-cost food products by distributing groceries and providing meals.

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Federal Programs Related to - Nutrition

Programs that provide information concerning the basic principles of healthful eating, food handling and preparation, and shopping skills. Includes programs on dietary choices such as vegetarianism.

Nutrition Education; Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children; WIC; ; Nutrition Assistance Programs; Vegetarianism.



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