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There’s More to Fixing Food Deserts than Building Grocery Stores

A study on the perceptions of food shopping environment and the consumption of produce shows that it is not just the availability of grocery stores that matter, the selection and quality of produce matter too.

The study, conducted by Research Triangle Institute, surveyed 495 low-income shoppers in six Chicago neighborhoods on whether the place they shop for produce is convenient, provide a good selection, and if they thought the produce is high quality. Results show that the greater the rating of these places, the greater the intake of fruits and vegetables. Read the entire story at NPR.

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