New Study on Availability and Price of Healthy Food in Seattle by Knox and Co-Authors
Posted: 12/3/2022 (CSDE Research)
CSDE Affiliate Melissa Knox and co-authors recently published “The Availability and Price of Healthy Food in Seattle by Neighborhood Sociodemographic Characteristics” in Preventing Chronic Disease. The authors assess whether in-store availability and prices of healthy foods differ by neighborhood-level income and racial and ethnic composition in a representative sample of food stores in Seattle, Washington. The study finds systematic differences in healthy food availability across neighborhood-level income and racial composition. The study utilizes an in-store survey tool in combination with census data at the tract level to compare mean availability scores and prices.