Eliminating Food Deserts

Obesity is a growing problem in the United States. And one of the biggest factors behind this wave is the limited access to affordable, healthy foods. Food environments in Davidson County, the second largest “food desert cluster” in Tennessee, is being researched by Tennessee State University scientists. Their goal is to identify the most telling factors among availability, accessibility, and socioeconomic characteristics when determining the impact of the environment on the demand for healthy foods. If all goes according to plan, this research will help reshape behavior, affordability and availability of healthy foods.

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