Life in a 'food desert'

Whelan, Amanda, Wrigley, Neil, Warm, Daniel and Cannings, Elizabeth (2002) Life in a 'food desert' Urban Studies, 39, (11), pp. 2083-2100. (doi:10.1080/0042098022000011371).


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This paper forms part of the 'Food Deserts in British Cities' project. It reports on the findings of a series of focus groups conducted with residents in the Seacroft 'food desert' (in Leeds) in the period prior to a major improvement in their food retail accessibility. The paper explores individual food shopping behaviour, consumption patterns and attitudes towards a healthy diet and, in so doing, begins to develop an understanding of how different demographic groups adapt to living within a 'food desert'. The focus is on the perceived economic and physical constraints of residents in the area, but interwoven with this are other considerations such as motivation to consider health, family responsibilities and individual smoking status.

Item Type: Article
Digital Object Identifier (DOI): doi:10.1080/0042098022000011371
Additional Information: ISI:000178382600007
ISSNs: 0042-0980 (print)
ePrint ID: 26122
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Date Deposited: 12 Apr 2006
Last Modified: 16 Apr 2017 22:34
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