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Food Deserts, Food Hubs, and Farmers Markets in Arizona: An Analysis of Proximity and Potential for Increasing Food Access

Abstract Food deserts are defined as regions with low average income, low accessibility to grocery stores, and high adverse health outcomes. Food deserts have thus become an important area of public health research, and many actions are being taken across the country to "solve" the variety of problems food deserts represent. Despite the many solutions promoted to improve food security, healthy food access, and health outcomes among individuals living in food desert areas, not all activities have been critically assessed for their potential for sustained impact. Further, little research has been conducted in the state of Arizona regarding food-related ‘assets’ available to employ in solutions to food desert problems. This analysis gives a g... (more)
Created Date 2015
Contributor Yanamandra, Meghana (Author) / Wharton, Christopher (Advisor) / Maienschein, Jane (Advisor) / Ellison, Karin (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Geographic information science and geodesy / Nutrition / Demography / Arizona / Asset Mapping / Farmers Markets / Food Deserts / Food Hubs / Phoenix
Type Masters Thesis
Extent 73 pages
Language English
Reuse Permissions All Rights Reserved
Note Masters Thesis Biology 2015
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
Additional Formats MODS / OAI Dublin Core / RIS

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