Data Training Webinar: Food Access Research Atlas & Food Environment Atlas
Date: Tuesday, May 24, 2022
Time: 1:00 PM ET
Duration: 1 hour
Speaker: Alana Rhone
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Did you know that 4.7 million households in the U.S. did not have access to a vehicle and lived far from a food store in 2019?
USDA’s Economic Research Service (ERS) plays a leading role in Federal research on access to healthy and affordable food. Most U.S. households and individuals have access to a food store; however, limited access to food stores and an unhealthy food environment may impede the ability of some individuals to eat a healthy diet.
In this webinar, ERS Agricultural Economist Alana Rhone highlights estimates from the Food Access Research Atlas (FARA) and Food Environment Atlas (FEA). She demonstrates how users can map census tracts in the United States by their income status and food store accessibility to analyze food access by State and county, as well as by demographic information such as race and ethnicity. The webinar also covered food environment factors to provide an overview of a community's ability to access healthy food and its success in doing so.