Kelly Bower http://wrvo.org en Poverty not sole indicator of food deserts http://wrvo.org/post/poverty-not-sole-indicator-food-deserts <p>Did you ever realize how the stores in your neighborhood influence what you eat?&nbsp; If you're on a tight budget and don't own a car, your food choices are limited to items you can buy within walking distance. Fresh fruits and vegetables aren't usually available at the corner convenience store, and if they are, they're expensive. When the nearest full service market is miles away, eating healthy is a challenge.&nbsp;</p><p>This week on <em>Take Care</em>, <a href="http://nursing.jhu.edu/faculty_research/faculty/faculty-directory/community-publichealth/kelly-bower">Dr. Kelly Bower</a> discusses a <a href="http://nursing.jhu.edu/news-events/news/news/race_food">new study</a> from Johns Hopkins that found racial makeup determines the food access in a neighborhood. Bower is the lead researcher for the study and also an assistant professor at Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing.</p><p><strong>Click 'Read More' to hear our interview with Dr. Kelly Bower.</strong></p><p> Mon, 10 Feb 2014 00:00:00 +0000 Take Care Staff 50997 at http://wrvo.org Poverty not sole indicator of food deserts Study shows access to food impacted by racial makeup of neighborhood http://wrvo.org/post/study-shows-access-food-impacted-racial-makeup-neighborhood-0 <p></p><p>Poor neighborhoods in urban areas are known as food deserts, where access to grocery stores is limited. This week on WRVO’s health and wellness show <em>Take Care</em>, hosts Lorraine Rapp and Linda Lowen speak with Dr. Kelly Bower of Johns Hopkins University, who recently led a study that found it isn't just poverty that is an indicator of whether or not supermarkets are readily available in a neighborhood.</p> Fri, 07 Feb 2014 10:34:00 +0000 WRVO News 50998 at http://wrvo.org