Food Environment Atlas

Metadata Updated: February 4, 2018

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 4, 2018
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 4, 2018
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 Quality True
Data Dictionary
Harvest Object Id 13941c0d-b7c1-410e-a528-943415c68a7d
Harvest Source Id 50ca39af-9ddb-466d-8cf3-84d67a204346
Harvest Source Title USDA JSON
Data First Published 2013-12-05
Metadata Type geospatial
Data Last Modified 2015-01-29
Program Code 005:041
Related Documents
Source Datajson Identifier True
Source Hash 86276dea8532d8c7bcab9ed456d629b96a7ffcf2
Source Schema Version 1.1
Spatial United States
Category geospatial

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