Effect of Change in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Guidelines on Vendor Participation and Availability of Fresh Produce
ORIGINAL RESEARCH — Volume 16 — August 22, 2019
The figure consists of 6 maps. Five maps depict locations of SNAP vendors with no fresh fruits and vegetables, SNAP vendors with at least 1 type of fresh fruits and vegetables, and farmers markets for 2003, 2009, 2012, 2015 and 2018 in the study community in Albany, New York. Numbers of total SNAP food stores were 77 in 2003, 92 in 2009, 103 in 2012, 115 in 2015, and 109 in 2018. The 6th map is a population density map, and the same study community is further divided into 49 census block groups. These census block groups are based on the 4 population density categories (≥15,000 people per square mile, ≥10,000 but fewer than 15,000 people per square mile, ≥5,000 but fewer than 10,000 people per square mile, and <5,000 people per square mile).
Spatial distributions in 2003, 2009, 2012, 2015, and 2018 of SNAP farmers markets and SNAP vendors in Albany, New York, with no fresh fruits or vegetables and those with at least 1 type of fresh fruit or vegetable, and population density of Albany, New York. Source: 2006-2010 American Community Survey 5-year estimates for Albany, New York (22).
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