Study: Grocery stores not adequately serving black neighborhoods

08/5/2003 | USA Today

A statistical comparison by researchers in Southern California concluded that low-income black neighborhoods have fewer and less healthy options at the grocery store than more affluent white neighborhoods. The study found the stores in low-income areas tended to be independently owned without strong distributor relationships, they carried less fresh produce and often didn't carry low-fat items such as skim milk.

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