Availability and prices of foods across stores and neighborhoods: the case of New Haven, Connecticut.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Two studies compared food availability and prices in large and small stores across neighborhoods of varying income levels in New Haven, Connecticut. The findings suggest that supermarket access in lower-income neighborhoods has improved since 1971, and average food prices are comparable across income areas. Despite this progress, stores in lower-income neighborhoods (compared to those in higher-income neighborhoods) stock fewer healthier varieties of foods and have fresh produce of much lower quality. Policies are needed not only to improve access to supermarkets, but also to ensure that stores in lower-income neighborhoods provide high-quality produce and healthier versions of popular foods.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Andreyeva, T; Blumenthal, DM; Schwartz, MB; Long, MW; Brownell, KD

Published Date

  • September 2008

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 27 / 5

Start / End Page

  • 1381 - 1388

PubMed ID

  • 18780928

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1544-5208

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0278-2715

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1377/hlthaff.27.5.1381


  • eng