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...phic (environmental), individual and policy (governmental) will successfully improve healthy food availability in the NYC.
Socio-economic status(SES) consider one of the most important determinant of health due to the fact that many communities with low SES have limited access to healthy nutritious food such as whole grains, lean meat, fish, fresh fruits and vegetables. Many studies have documented the disparity in the number of supermarkets with healthy food choices in poor communities compared to resource-rich communities. For example, the study that was conducted in 2006 in the upper east side of Manhattan, East and Central Harlem revealed that low income neighborhoods (East and Central Harlem) were mostly dominated by fastfood restaurants and have higher prevalence of obesity and diabetes than upper east side of Manhattan (Beaulac,Kristjansson, & Cummins, 2009).
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