Feb 17, 2010, 10:14AM

The Food Environment Atlas

The USDA's searchable food database, with information about... well, just about everything.

Food environment factors—such as store/restaurant proximity, food prices, food and nutrition assistance programs, and community characteristics—interact to influence food choices and diet quality. Research is beginning to document the complexity of these interactions, but more is needed to identify causal relationships and effective policy interventions.


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