Food Environment Atlas
Interactive map of food factors in US
PUBLISHED ON Jan 1, 2014
LAST UPDATED Sep 18, 2017
Metadata Updated: April 24, 2018

Food environment factors—such as store/restaurant proximity, food prices, food and nutrition assistance programs, and community characteristics—interact to influence food choices and diet quality. These interactions are complex and more research is needed to identify causal relationships and effective policy interventions. The objectives of the Atlas are: to assemble statistics on food environment indicators to stimulate research on the determinants of food choices and diet quality, and to provide a spatial overview of a community's ability to access healthy food and its success in doing so.