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In the U.S., many households are unable to meet their dietary needs for leading an active and healthy lifestyle. Research has focused on assessing community-level constraints and opportunities to access health and nutritious food for low-income anddisadvantaged populations. Our aim is to investigate how community-level constraints relate to the perceived barriers to purchasing healthy foods. Probit regressions are performed where the probability of declaring a specific barrier to purchasingmore healthy food (or no barrier) is regressed on the respondents’ demographic characteristics and on the zip code level food store location variables. Understanding the barriers that exist to purchasing healthy foods for consumers living in underserved areas can have a considerable impact on current policy discussions.

Keywords: food insecurity ; healthy foods ; perceptions ; consumer purchasing behavior ; survey

Subject(s): Agricultural and Food Policy

Consumer/Household Economics

Food Consumption/Nutrition/Food Safety

Food Security and Poverty

Issue Date: 2014

Publication Type: Conference Paper/ Presentation

PURL Identifier: http://purl.umn.edu/170606

Total Pages: 1

Record appears in: Agricultural and Applied Economics Association (AAEA) > 2014 Annual Meeting, July 27-29, 2014, Minneapolis, Minnesota





Autor: Chenarides, Lauren ; Bonanno, Alessandro ; Palmer, Anne ; Clancy, Kate

Fuente: http://ageconsearch.umn.edu/record/170606?ln=en







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