Food Environment Atlas: Fun with stats
The United States Department of Agriculture launched the Food Environment Atlas last Wednesday — a Web-enabled map that gives a county-by-county breakdown of available sources of food, access to food and relevant economic data. The new resource is being touted as a part of Let’s Move, First Lady Michelle Obama’s campaign to combat childhood obesity.
While the map is designed to provide legislators or policy analysts with statistics that create a greater picture of the “food environment” in a given county, I was just curious about what it says about our hometown eating habits. Here are the stats — if you feel compelled to check my math or are curious about the atlas.