Food Deserts: A Review of Studies to Address Food Deserts in the U.S. & Proposed Directions for Research

dc.contributorNauert, Richard
dc.creatorShokar, Kareena
dc.date.accessioned2023-06-28T15:20:23Z
dc.date.available2023-06-28T15:20:23Z
dc.date.issued2023
dc.description.abstractFood deserts (FDs) are classified as low-income or low-access areas where individuals lack consistent access to nutritious foods. Redlining and gentrification have assisted in forming these areas, where individuals are more likely to be obese and have nutrient deficiencies. Researchers focus their efforts on the availability of healthy foods in local retailers, assess the impacts of new food retailers in a neighborhood, and seek to understand unique contextual factors that affect particular communities’ access to food. A literature review was conducted on 43 papers to assess current trends in FD research, determine gaps in methodologies, and propose directions for future inquiry. Inclusion of community members in the study design phase, incorporation of more thorough evaluations during and after the study, and further investigation into the dynamics of food distribution is needed to facilitate food access across the United States.en_US
dc.description.departmentPublic Healthen_US
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/2152/120312
dc.identifier.urihttp://dx.doi.org/10.26153/tsw/47187
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.relation.ispartofPlan II Honors Theses - Openly Availableen_US
dc.rights.restrictionOpenen_US
dc.subjectfood deserten_US
dc.subjectdiet qualityen_US
dc.subjectreviewen_US
dc.subjectU.S.en_US
dc.subjectcollaborationen_US
dc.subjectevaluationen_US
dc.titleFood Deserts: A Review of Studies to Address Food Deserts in the U.S. & Proposed Directions for Researchen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US

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