What does this indicator measure?

The number of grocery stores per 100,000 people is a good way to determine easy access to a wide variety of food, including fresh produce, meats and fish.

Why is this indicator important?

Availability and affordability of healthy and varied food options is important so residents have access to a balanced and nutritious diet. A diet comprised of nutritious foods, in combination with other healthy habits, can reduce the incidence of heart disease, cancer and diabetes. Underserved communities often have limited access to stores that sell healthy food at affordable prices.

About the data

Community: Indiana

Reference: U.S.

Goal: No goal has been developed

Measurement Period: 2016

Category: Built Environment

Community Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

Reference Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

Promising Practices: Built Environment

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