Small food stores and availability of nutritious foods: A comparison of database and in-store measures, Northern California


Barbara Laraia, et al, Maggi Kelly


 community nutrition environments, food environment research methods, food stores, ground truthing, healthy foods, nutrition, public health, SES status


Preventing Chronic Disease

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Policy Summary

The objective of this study was to determine whether data from neighborhood food stores would yield a healthful food store category that can be used to accurately characterize community nutrition environments for public health research. Results found differences when ground truthing these stores vs using commercially available databases on food avaialability, and researchers suggested the need for better, more understandable measures in order to inform policy.

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