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2014 Analysis of Limited Supermarket Access

Topic Healthy Food

A summary overview of Reinvestment Fund’s 2014 analysis of Limited Supermarket Access (LSA). The analysis offers a look at the national landscape of access to healthy food as of 2014 and changes in the underserved population since 2005. The analysis is part of Reinvestment Fund’s extensive efforts to address the inadequate and inequitable access to healthy foods in communities across the country. The 2014 study updated the clustering methodology to ensure more accurate and consistent results. According to Reinvestment Fund’s study, 20 million people (or 7% of the population) nationwide live in LSA areas, a decrease of over 16 million people (or 45%) from 2005, when 36 million people (or 12% of the population) lived in LSA areas. The 2014 LSA data is accessible on policymap.com.

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