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Food environment index

Description

Index of two factors that contribute to a healthy food environment: (1) Percent of low-income households that do not live close to a grocery store and (2) Percent of population who did not have access to a reliable source of food in the last year.

Source

USDA Food Environment Atlas


Years of Collection

2013-2015


How the Measure is Calculated

Z-scores for the measures of food accessibility and affordability are averaged and re-scaled from 0 to 10. A value of 0 represents the least healthy food environment and a value of 10 representing the healthiest food environment.

0

10

National Average

6.8

Flint, MI

6.3

Kansas City, KS

5.8

Providence, RI

7.2

Waco, TX

5.3