Research: Plenty of food choices in poor urban neighborhoods

04/18/2012 | New York Times (tiered subscription model), The

Two studies contradict prevailing wisdom about poor urban neighborhoods with high obesity rates lacking plentiful food choices. "It is always easy to advocate for more grocery stores. But if you are looking for what you hope will change obesity, healthy food access is probably just wishful thinking," said Kelly Brownell of Yale University's Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity. Brownell was not involved in the research.

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