Submission Title

Food Deserts

Presenter Information

William Corbett, Gonzaga University

Session Number

RS14

Location

Robinson 310

Abstract Number

RS14-f

Abstract

Consistent consumption of foods that are high in fats, salts, and sugars as well as low in essential nutrients and vitamins are creating unnecessary stress for families, communities, and our healthcare system. This study explores existing data regarding food availability, location, health status, and government regulations, to gain a better understanding about suffering and at risk populations. Analyzing the data from the categories stated above illustrates the success of government programs and incentives in increasing access to healthy food as well as helps alleviate difficulties associated with constrained access to healthy food. This study documents that increasing availability of healthful foods is an effective strategy for combating many of the common health problems and diet related diseases many Americans currently face. Through government regulations and business incentives, equal access to food, that isn’t detrimental to your health, can be achieved.

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Food Deserts

Robinson 310

Consistent consumption of foods that are high in fats, salts, and sugars as well as low in essential nutrients and vitamins are creating unnecessary stress for families, communities, and our healthcare system. This study explores existing data regarding food availability, location, health status, and government regulations, to gain a better understanding about suffering and at risk populations. Analyzing the data from the categories stated above illustrates the success of government programs and incentives in increasing access to healthy food as well as helps alleviate difficulties associated with constrained access to healthy food. This study documents that increasing availability of healthful foods is an effective strategy for combating many of the common health problems and diet related diseases many Americans currently face. Through government regulations and business incentives, equal access to food, that isn’t detrimental to your health, can be achieved.