Monday, July 18, 2011
Access to grocers doesn't improve diets, study finds
According to a recent LA Times article, a study published in the Archives of Internal Medicine shows that people did not eat more fruits and vegetables when they had supermarkets available in their neighborhoods. The study followed thousands of people for fifteen years found that the availability of supermarkets did not help study participants eat healthier. Instead, income and proximity to fast food restaurants were the strongest factors in food choice.