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Food Desert: Does It Exist In American Samoa?
|Title:||Food Desert: Does It Exist In American Samoa?|
|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.|
|Appears in Collections:||Food Security and Sufficiency Project|
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