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Click, Click, Cook: Online Grocery Shopping Leaves 'Food Deserts' Behind

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On Feb. 20, 2020 the National Collaborative on Childhood Obesity Research (NCCOR) is hosting a Connect & Explore Webinar to provide a brief overview of a study recently published in JAMA, "Availability of Grocery Delivery to Food Deserts in States Participating in the Online Purchase Pilot"; and discuss opportunities to expand programs and policies to increase food access and improve diet quality in food deserts through online grocery delivery services.

In early 2019, the federal government’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) began a pilot program in which clients had the option of purchasing groceries via an online grocery delivery service. An analysis from Yale University studied food deserts in eight states—Alabama, Iowa, Maryland, Nebraska, New Jersey, New York, Oregon, and Washington—and found that most people in “food deserts” would increase their access to healthy, nutritious food if they purchased groceries online and had the food delivered as part of SNAP.

The analysis also showed that online grocery delivery systems already cover about 90 percent of food deserts—places where access to healthy food is limited—and the benefits of allowing SNAP families to buy healthy food online are far-reaching and wide-ranging and provide nutrients and nourishment that reduce obesity, boost energy, and promote better eating habits and behaviors, which can lower the risk for serious illnesses.

The webinar will feature Dr. Eric J. Brandt and Mr. Jerold R. Mande. 


Join us on Thursday
, Feb. 20 at 1:00 p.m. ET, for the one-hour webinar.


The event is free, but attendance is limited.


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The National Collaborative on Childhood Obesity Research (NCCOR) brings together four of the nation's leading research funders – the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), National Institutes of Health (NIH), Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF), and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) – to address the problem of childhood obesity in America.

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