Michelle Obama Announces New Online Food Environment Atlas – A Comprehensive Map-Based Database of Food Facts

Michelle Obama today announced an online Food Environment Atlas.  The searchable maps in this comprehensive database made possible by the USDA Economic Research Service (ERS) include information on:

  • Access and proximity to grocery stores
  • Availability of food stores
  • Availability of restaurants
  • Expenditures of food at restaurants
  • Food assistance
  • Food eaten at home
  • Food insecurity
  • Food prices (at stores, not restaurants)
  • Food taxes
  • Health
  • Local foods
  • Physical activity levels & outlets
  • Socioeconomic characteristics

To view the atlas click here: http://maps.ers.usda.gov/FoodAtlas/

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