Lack of access to food stores with healthy and affordable food is one of the central obstacles to eradicating hunger in America. Approximately 23.5 million Americans live more than a mile from a supermarket, which makes accessing healthy food more challenging. Among low income populations, especially those with young children and limited transportation, this distance can severely limit access to affordable and healthy foods. This brief reports the challenges that eighteen rural New Hampshire mothers face to secure healthy, affordable, and quality foods and suggests ways to help address these challenges.
Durham, N.H. : Carsey Institute, University of New Hampshire
Esala, Jennifer J., "How far would you drive for fresh food? How some rural New Hampshire residents navigate a dismal food landscape" (2011). The Carsey School of Public Policy at the Scholars' Repository. Paper 128.
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