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Life in a 'food desert'

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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.

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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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Published date: 2002
Additional Information: ISI:000178382600007

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Local EPrints ID: 26122
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/26122
ISSN: 0042-0980
PURE UUID: cf8b4a0d-7646-431d-836b-b42b5fc15ecb
ORCID for Neil Wrigley: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-3967-5668

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Date deposited: 12 Apr 2006
Last modified: 17 Jul 2017 16:08

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Author: Amanda Whelan
Author: Neil Wrigley ORCID iD
Author: Daniel Warm
Author: Elizabeth Cannings

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