Workshop on the Public Health Effects of Food Deserts

A two day workshop in January 2009 put on by the Institute of Medicine addressed the implications of food deserts and provided feedback on the USDA’s Food Desert Study. Speakers discussed how to measure and understand the extent to which food deserts occur in the United States; their impact on individuals’ behavior and health effects; and strategies to increase the availability of fruits and vegetables in communities.

http://www.iom.edu/Activities/Nutrition/FoodDeserts.aspx