Assessing the Impact of a Supermarket on the Diet & Food Environment of Community Residents
The main purpose of this study is to evaluate whether a new supermarket opening in an urban food desert in January 2015 with healthy food retail funding, favorably influences dietary intake of residents.
The aims of the study are:
- To determine whether low-income urban residents living in close proximity to a newly built supermarket exhibit improved dietary quality over baseline.
- To identify individual-level and geographic factors associated with shopping at the store, by comparing characteristics of adult food shoppers who shop at the new store to adult food shoppers who do not.
- Compare low-income, urban residents‘ perceived access to affordable, nutritious food before and after store launch.
- To examine the impact of a newly built supermarket on the neighborhood retail food environment.
Funded by The National Institutes of Health