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Food Deserts and Public Health Outcomes in Indiana

At this seminar we will discuss the results of a health impact assessment of the potential development of a full service grocery store within the Meadows community in Indianapolis, which is designated as a federal food desert by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Like residents of food deserts across the country, Meadows residents have more hospitalization rates for nutrition related illnesses and have very limited access to fresh fruits and vegetables within the community. The research, designed to inform public policy, included key informant interviews, neighborhood surveys, the nutrition environment survey, a literature review, and a baseline health assessment of the community. Cynthia Stone, DrPh, RN, from the Richard Fairbanks School of Public Health,  will share the results and the policy recommendations, and open up for a discussion of the ethics of this growing public health threat. The seminar is free and open to the public. An RSVP to eayoung@indiana.edu is appreciated but not required.

Thursday April 17, 2014 04:00 PM
Thursday April 17, 2014 05:30 PM
The Poynter Center, 618 E. Third St., Bloomington IN 47405.
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