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Delta Food Outlets Study


The Delta Food Outlets Study was an observational ancillary investigation of the Delta Healthy Sprouts Project. The community and consumer nutrition environments of the towns in which Delta Healthy Sprouts participants resided were measured to assess availability, price, and quality of healthful food choices. Food outlets included grocery stores, convenience/corner stores, and restaurants. These 12 towns are located in 3 Lower Mississippi Delta counties -- Bolivar, Humphreys, and Washington.


Thomson JL, Goodman MH, Landry AS. Measurement of nutrition environments in grocery stores, convenience stores, and restaurants in the Lower Mississippi Delta. Preventing Chronic Disease [serial online] 2020;17:190293. DOI: 10.588/pcd17.190293.

Goodman MH, Thomson JL, Landry AS. Food environment in the Lower Mississippi Delta: food deserts, food swamps, and hot spots. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health [serial online] 2020;17(10):3354. DOI: 10.3390/ijerph17103354.  


Delta Healthy Sprouts: Participants' Diet and Food Environment at Baseline (2967). Experimental Biology 2017.

Nutrition Environment Scores of Local Food Retailers and Proximity to Study Participants' Residence in Rural South (P04-157-19). Nutrition 2019.


The 3 datasets and corresponding data dictionary are available from the National Agricultural Library Ag Data Commons.