Availability, Price, and Quality of Fruits and Vegetables in 12 Rural Montana Counties, 2014.

Auteur(s) :
Byker Shanks C., Smith TM., Ahmed S., Houghtaling B., Jenkins M., Margetts M., Schultz D., Stephens L.
Date :
Août, 2015
Source(s) :
Preventing chronic disease. # p
Adresse :
Food and Health Lab, Department of Health and Human Development, Montana State University, 121 PE Complex, Bozeman, MT 59715. Email: carmen.byker@montana.edu.

Sommaire de l'article

We assessed the consumer food environment in rural areas by using the Nutrition Environment Measures Survey for Stores (NEMS-S) to measure the availability, price, and quality of fruits and vegetables. We randomly selected 20 grocery stores (17 rural, 3 urban) in 12 Montana counties using the 2013 US Department of Agriculture's rural-urban continuum codes. We found significant differences in NEMS-S scores for quality of fruits and vegetables; of 6 possible points, the mean quality score was 4.5; of rural stores, the least rural stores had the highest mean quality scores (6.0). Intervention strategies should aim to increase fruit and vegetable quality in rural areas.

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