4209.0 Spatial Analysis, Mapping, and Geographic Context

Tuesday, November 1, 2011: 12:30 PM
This session will review new developments in food retail environment spatial analysis. Refining spacial analysis methodologies is crucial for the development of programs and initiatives that increasing access to healthful foods and decreasing availability of unhealthful foods in our communities.
Session Objectives: 1. Discuss GIS findings of retail food availability within a mile of schools. 2. Discuss methods for measuring the food retail environment near schools. 3. Differentiate between the socio-economic factors that influence the presence of food deserts, local food deserts, and organic food deserts in Manhattan, NY. 4.Identify the differences between sources of food environment data, the correlation between these sources, and the variability between these sources in their relationships with social indicators.
Lenard Lesser, MD MSHS

12:30 PM
Retail food opportunities around schools: A sea of choices that lead to obesity?
Alyssa Ghirardelli, MPH, RD, Mathew Stone, MPH, Valerie Quinn, MEd, Sharon Sugerman, MS, RD and Mee Vang, BA
12:50 PM
Green Carts in the Bronx - Are mobile produce vendors selling how and where they are most needed?
Sean C. Lucan, MD, MPH, MS, Andrew Maroko, PhD, Renee L. Shanker, MSW, MPH and William B. Jordan, MD MPH
1:10 PM
A spatial analysis of access to local, organic, and healthy food in Manhattan, NY
Carolyn Dimitri, PhD and Lydia Oberholtzer, research scientist at Penn State
1:30 PM
Food environment data sources in Berkeley, California - A spatial analysis of four data sources
Jenna Hua, MPH, RD, May-Choo Wang, DrPH, RD, Gilbert C. Gee, PhD, Robert Mare, PhD, Catherine Crespi, PhD and Edmund Y. W. Seto, PhD

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