Briefing: Food deserts: increasing access to healthy, affordable food

Policy product type
LGiU essential policy briefing
Published date
January 21, 2019
Author
Moira Tasker, LGiU Scotland Associate
Issues Covered
  • access to healthy food
  • international examples
  • local solutions
  • tackling food deserts
Categories
Economy and Regeneration, Health, public health, adult social care, Sustainability and Environmental issues, Welfare and Equalities

10.2 million people are estimated to live in food deserts in the UK. This briefing looks at the challenges of quantifying and assessing food availability and increasing access to healthy food options in low income areas.

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