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South Carolina Researcher Receives Grant to Examine Health in 'Food Deserts'

A new study by researchers at the University of South Carolina Arnold School of Public Health will examine food shopping behaviors and access to food in two South Carolina communities to better understand how food choices impact health. The areas in Florence and Spartanburg, SC that have been selected for the study are considered “food deserts,” a federal designation given to communities that have higher than average levels of poverty and where consumers have limited access to fresh fruit, vegetables, and other healthy foods.