Elizabeth Racine is Associate Prof. of Public Health Sciences at UNC Charlotte. Prof. Racine is interested in identifying incentives and barriers to healthy eating and physical activity among vulnerable populations. Her research is focused on the evaluation of nutrition and physical activity policies and programs. She has evaluated programs such as the Latino Food and Fun Program, Girls on the Run, Charlotte Racial and Ethnic Approaches to Community Health (REACH ) 2010, SOS-A Senior Feeding Program, WIC, The Miami Food for Life Network and the USDA Farmers' Market Nutrition Program Maternal and child health.
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Abstract: Food deserts are lower income neighborhoods with limited availability of fresh, healthy, affordable foods. While food deserts may not have food stores that sell fresh foods like fresh produce or fresh meats, many food desert neighborhoods do include stores that sell other foods. These other food stores often accept Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), previously known as the Food Stamp Program, benefits. The discussion will focus on the types of foods sold in food deserts, SNAP vendor requirements, and the food needs of those living in food deserts.
Cosponsors include the North Carolina Biotechnology Center and the College of Health and Human Services