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Food Desert: Does It Exist In American Samoa?

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Title: Food Desert: Does It Exist In American Samoa?
Authors: Asifoa-Lagai, Molly
Keywords: American Samoa
food security
Issue Date: 2009
Publisher: Agricultural Development in the American Pacific Project
Citation: Asifoa-Lagai M. 2009. Food desert: does it exist in American Samoa? Honolulu (HI): ADAP Project. 2 pages.
Series/Report no.: Food Security and Sufficiency Project
Abstract: Obesity is one of the main concerns for medical professionals, community leaders, and parents in American Samoa. Studies reveal the increasing number of overweight children in American Samoa. Most children attend public schools. This study assessed if the environment surrounding schools are food deserts, and therefore contribute to unhealthy diets.
Sponsor: This work has been partially funded by Agricultural Development in the American Pacific project (ADAP)-NIFA Grant #2009-38826-19927. Financial support was also provided by a US Department of Agriculture Hatch grant, CRIS Accession No. 0212428, administered by the American Samoa Community College.
Pages/Duration: 2 pages
Appears in Collections:Food Security and Sufficiency Project

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