Access to Healthy Food Visualization | Last Updated 29 May 2019

Percentage of total population within a designated area that is identified as both “low income” and having “low access” to healthy food. Low income is defined as Low income is defined as having an annual family income at or below 200 percent of the Federal poverty threshold. Low access is defined as population that is beyond 1 mile for urban areas or 10 miles for rural areas from a supermarket. Note that there are many ways to measure food access for individuals and for neighborhoods, and many ways to define which areas are food deserts (neighborhoods that lack healthy food sources). Explore the USDA Food Access Research Atlas for more information:

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