Food Deserts in Canadian city summary

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Kevin Ho Food Deserts in Canadian city summary Research suggest that suburbanization of food retailers in North America and the UK in recent decades has contributed to the emergence of urban ‘food deserts’, that is, socially-distressed neighborhoods with relatively low average household incomes and poor access to healthy food. A healthy diet can reduced the risk of many chronic diseases, but most Canadians shops for food at a local supermarket can be found at the most competitive prices. For certain disadvantaged populations who do not have access to private vehicle, access to supermarkets might be crucial on their overall health and quality of life. The concern in this paper is the equitable distribution of a particularly ‘desirable’ sub-category land use which offers easy access to an array of food and household items at competitive prices: the retail supermarket. The distribution of superstores is usually determined by the type of customers within that location. With research and experience, major chain store typically know where to locate to
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This note was uploaded on 04/02/2012 for the course KINE 1000 taught by Professor Safai during the Spring '09 term at York University.

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