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Food Access Research Atlas


The Food Access Research Atlas:

  • Presents a spatial overview of food access indicators for low-income and other census tracts using different measures of supermarket accessibility;
  • Provides food access data for populations within census tracts; and
  • Offers census-tract-level data on food access that can be downloaded for community planning or research purposes.

What can you do with the Atlas?

  • Create maps showing food access indicators by census tract using different measures and indicators of supermarket accessibility;
  • View indicators of food access for selected subpopulations; and
  • Download census-tract-level data on food access measures.

Note: The Food Access Research Atlas application now has an improved high-resolution map export capability, no longer requires the Flash plugin, and is iPad compatible.

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The Food Environment Atlas provides a wider set of statistics on food choices, health and well-being, and community characteristics for all communities in the United States than the Food Access Research Atlas. 

For Developers: grab the API.

Last updated: Wednesday, March 11, 2015

For more information contact: Michele Ver Ploeg and Vince Breneman

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