Sanchez-Vaznaugh recently publishes study in the American Journal of Preventative Medicine

Monday, September 30, 2019 - 11:00am

"Professor of Health Education Emma Sanchez-Vaznaugh and co-authors recently published a study in the American Journal of Preventative Medicine investigating changes in fast food availability near schools in California. The authors found more fast food outlets were available near schools located in urban areas and in low-income areas than those in non-urban and higher-income areas. Additionally, fast food restaurant availability near schools increased in 2010 relative to 2000 among majority African American, majority Latino and majority Asian schools located in the least affluent neighborhoods. Among majority white schools in similar neighborhoods the availability of fast food restaurants did not change but declined in the most affluent school neighborhoods. The study has implications for food environment interventions near schools attended by students of color and low income students in urban areas."

Feature From: SF State's CHSS Connection Newsletter, September/October 2019