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Article - Eliminating food deserts won’t help poorer Americans eat healthier

JNA

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To be clear, new grocery stores do provide many benefits.
In many neighborhoods, new retail can bring jobs, a place to see neighbors and a sense of revitalization. People who live nearby get more options and don’t have to travel as far to shop.

But the data show that healthier eating is not one of those benefits.
Instead, we would recommend tweaking prices as a better approach to encouraging healthier habits.
 

Maister

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Moderator note:

A reminder to please include more content than just a link to an article or a quote when posting in the professional forums. This is certainly a worthwhile topic, so you may want to begin by stating your own opinions here. Do you agree with the article or perhaps disagree? And if so why?
 

JNA

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What I got from the article is that there needs to be change in dietary behavior.
As mentioned in the article -I agree it begins in the family learning environment.
Improving location / travel access is good but it goes back to behavior.
 
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