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The Health Equity Dimensions of Urban Food Systems

Dixon, Jane; Omwega, AM; Burns, Catherine M; Donati, Kelly; Carlisle, Rachel; Friel, Sharon

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There is increasing recognition that the nutrition transition sweeping the world's cities is multifaceted. Urban food and nutrition systems are beginning to share similar features, including an increase in dietary diversity, a convergence toward "Western-style" diets rich in fat and refined carbohydrate and within-country bifurcation of food supplies and dietary conventions. Unequal access to the available dietary diversity, calories, and gastronomically satisfying eating experience leads to...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2007
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/18075
Source: Journal of Urban Health: Bulletin of the New York Academy of Medicine
DOI: 10.1007/s11524-007-9176-4

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