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Food and Beverage Options at Highway Rest Areas in North Carolina: A Mixed-Methods Audit and Geospatial Approach


The figure displays the statewide distribution of rest area site-specific percentage of machines with healthiness awards (bronze, silver, gold), along with designated urban areas and US freeway road networks. The map shows variability in these scores across space.

Map of highway rest area locations serving food and/or beverages in vending machines, North Carolina (N = 30). Each location was categorized as bronze, silver, gold, or no award, on the basis of criteria established by the Nutrition Environment Measures Survey–Vending (11). US Census Bureau–designated urban areas and the US freeway road network are also indicated.

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