Date of Award

2011

Document Type

Thesis

Abstract

This study explores the built food environment in terms of food items availability and affordability in different types of stores and neighborhoods in Guilford County. A market basket list generated out of the USDA community food security toolkit was used to collect data on availability and prices of fruits and vegetables from three different stores types (Supermarkets, Grocery Stores, and Convenience Stores) in the county. Availability and affordability comparisons were undertaken by store type and income areas using (ANOVA) with a t-test. In general there were significant differences in availability and affordability of fruits and vegetables between supermarkets and grocery stores, supermarkets and convenience stores, and grocery stores and convenience stores.

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