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Food Deserts and Food Swamps: A Primer

This document is intended for environmental public health professionals, whose work may include healthy built environments or healthy communities. The document introduces food environments such as food deserts and food swamps, discusses the related health implications, provides the rationale for consideration by non-nutrition professionals, and highlights some opportunities for action and collaboration with provincial and municipal governments, as well as business operators

Resource Information

Date

October 1, 2017

Author

National Collaborating Centre for Environmental Health

Type

Evidence Summary, Report

Setting

Children's Service/Child Care, Community Garden, Community-at-large, Grocery/Retail, Mobile Vending, Recreation Centre, Restaurant/Food Service Premise, School, Workplace

Age

Prenatal, Infant, Toddler (1-3), Children (4-11), Youth (12-17), Adults (18-64), Older Adults (65 and over)

Topic

Chronic Disease Prevention, Food Environment, Food Security & Access to Food, Health Equity, Healthy Eating

Language

English

Jurisdiction

Local/Municipal/Regional, Provincial, National

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