Parents' Access to Healthy Food Choices in Cook County, Georgia

Show simple item record White, R. Garrett 2011-05-11T18:27:33Z 2011-05-11T18:27:33Z 2011-05-11
dc.description.abstract Cook County, Georgia, is defined by its fertile soil, warm climate and rich agricultural heritage. However the county is one of the ten poorest in Georgia with a per capita income under $20,000 and two-thirds of all students qualifying for free or reduced-price school lunches. The obesity rate tops 29 percent and the diabetes rate exceeds 9 percent, both of which are higher than the state average. Parents of children in Cook County Schools were surveyed in May 2010 and again in December 2010 regarding the food choices they make for themselves and their families. In Cook County there are two small chain supermarkets and several convenience stores, limiting the access to fresh fruits and vegetables. Our findings indicate that such variables as the pricing of foods, availability of fresh fruits and vegetables, and overall quality of food were of great importance to parents. However, only a small number of parents drove out of town to get groceries for their families. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.subject Health en_US
dc.subject Cook County en_US
dc.title Parents' Access to Healthy Food Choices in Cook County, Georgia en_US
dc.type Learning Object en_US
dc.type Presentation en_US
dc.type Other en_US

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