Modeling healthy eating measures of residents living in food deserts

Portrait of Elaine Borawski, PhD

CTSC Community & Collaboration co-lead and Prevention Research Center for Healthy Neighborhoods Director Elaine Borawski, PRCHN Associate Director Erika Trapl and affiliated faculty member Darcy Freedman are among the co-authors of a paper published in the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.

The goal of the research was to model direct and indirect relationships among healthy eating identity, perceived control of healthy eating, social support for healthy eating, food retail choice block scores, perceptions of healthy food availability, and food shopping behaviors and diet quality measured using Healthy Eating Index-2010 scores for residents living in two urban communities defined as food deserts.

Read the full article in The Daily.