Walkable & healthy food options reduce obesity in NYC

Not a shocker, but it is nice to have additional systematic evidence to guide our thinking about the North End/MIT food mapping project to be presented this Thursday. And for better or worse, it reinforces the special connection Springfield/Holyoke and NYC seem to have…. (“Neighborhood Food Environment and Walkability Predict Obesity in New York City,” Environmental Health Perspectives, 3/09)

Density of BMI-healthy food outlets (darker=healthier).

Density of BMI-healthy food outlets (darker=healthier).

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