Food Environment Atlas

Metadata Updated: February 7, 2017

Food environment factors--such as store/restaurant proximity, food prices, food and nutrition assistance programs, and community characteristics--interact to influence food choices and diet quality. Research is beginning to document the complexity of these interactions, but more is needed to identify causal relationships and effective policy interventions. The objectives of the Atlas are to assemble statistics on food environment indicators to stimulate research on the determinants of food choices and diet quality, and to provide a spatial overview of a community's ability to access healthy food and its success in doing so.

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Public: This dataset is intended for public access and use. License: Creative Commons Attribution

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Metadata Created Date April 1, 2014
Metadata Updated Date February 7, 2017
Data Update Frequency R/P1Y

Metadata Source

Harvested from USDA JSON

Additional Metadata

Resource Type Dataset
Metadata Created Date April 1, 2014
Metadata Updated Date February 7, 2017
Publisher Economic Research Service, Department of Agriculture
Unique Identifier USDA-ERS-02033
Vince Breneman
Maintainer Email
Public Access Level public
Data Update Frequency R/P1Y
Bureau Code 005:13
Metadata Context
Schema Version
Catalog Describedby
Data Dictionary
Harvest Object Id 587ba374-b824-4a2b-80ca-2172d839bcc0
Harvest Source Id 50ca39af-9ddb-466d-8cf3-84d67a204346
Harvest Source Title USDA JSON
Data First Published 2013-12-05
Data Last Modified 2015-01-29
Program Code 005:041
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Source Datajson Identifier True
Source Hash 0a108e418399447db8e2193f5bbcaceba3ef7dbf
Source Schema Version 1.1
Spatial United States

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