Starved for Access: Life in Rural America’s Food Deserts

  • Morton L
  • Blanchard T
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Abstract

This report examines the distribution of food deserts across the United States and describes the major socioeconomic attributes associated with these places. To gain a clearer sense of the economic and health consequences for rural people who live in food deserts, we highlight findings from a case study Iowa. The brief concludes with insights on what local communities and policymakers might do expand access to quality foods for rural people living in food desert areas of the country.

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  • Lw Morton

  • Tc Blanchard

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