Local food environments : food access in America by Kimberly B. Morland

By Kimberly B. Morland

Neighborhood foodstuff Environments: nutrition entry in the USA presents details at the complicated nature of foodstuff supply structures in addition to the historic and political tendencies that experience formed them over the years. The booklet provides the empirical proof demonstrating disparities in entry to fit cheap meals around the usa and the way those disparities could clarify nutrition intake styles for a few american citizens besides as Read more...

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2001; Darmon et al. 2002). The rationale is that to avoid the experience of hunger when resources are limited, individual’s choices are limited to cheaper foods that are more filling. Individuals are forced to make decisions related to food choices weighing quantity versus quality and in this regard, obesity is thought to be “an adaptive response when food availability is unreliable” (Brown 2006). S. Public Health Service has identified obesity as a ­leading health concern in our society, and the prevalence of obesity had been increasing in the United States through 2009 (Flegal et al.

Interestingly, the proportion of the American annual household food budget earmarked for foods eaten away from home has increased substantially in recent years (1984: 29% vs. 2009: 41%). The food service industry has also grown, particularly during the past decade. 4). It is estimated that over 75% of Americans eat outside of their homes at least once a week and the proportion of caloric intake from foods purchased away from home has nearly doubled since the 1970s (Stewart et al. 2006). This trend has let to some concern about changes in the nutritional quality of Americans’ diets with the understanding that, in general, meals eaten away from home have higher caloric content and are nutritionally poorer than foods prepared at home (Lin et al.

The increase in meat consumption over the 50-year period is also thought to be attributed, in part, to value-added foods provided by the meat industry and the low cost of meat. Hunger and Obesity in the United States Although the local food environment literature has mainly focused on outcomes such as healthy food intake and obesity, hunger is an outcome that may also be a result of disparities between local food environments in the United States. Quite remarkably, it was not until 1966 that the federal government began to measure hunger in the United States (Brown 2006).

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