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York University
Kinesiology & Health Science
KINE 1000
Parissa Safai

Martina AlaimoSpace Place and Health Food Deserts Mapping the Evolution of Food Deserts in a Canadian City Supermarket Accessibility in London Ontario 19612005 By Kristian Larson and Jason GillilandBackground Research suggests that the suburbanization of food retailers in North America and the UK in recent decades has contributed to the emergence of urban food deserts disadvantaged areas of cities with relatively poor access to healthy and affordable food o Residing in a food desertdetrimental effects on overall health and quality of life Urban Development grocery Retailing Trends and Access to Health FoodIntroduction of the car resulted in suburbanization and business owners ex of grocery stores followed their customersbut only wealthy people live in the suburbs o Store chains meant that there were bigger but fewer stores in an area usually only accessible by carLeaves food deserts in less wealthy neighbourhoods lower income and restricted mobility because store owners have moved from their urban locations to more profitable but less central areasInformation on neighbourhood location socioeco
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