Study: Higher Frequency of Food Deserts in D.C. |

April 05, 2017
  • D.C. Policy Center
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On April 5th, referenced D.C. Policy Center Fellow Randy Smith’s piece on Food Deserts in Washington D.C. in a piece titled “Study: Higher Frequency of Food Deserts in D.C.

“Food-insecure areas make up about 11 percent of the total area of the District and exist in areas of poverty, according to a new report by D.C. Policy Center.”

“The D.C. Policy Center study used criteria that specified distance from sources of healthy food, access to transportation and median household income.”

You can read the full piece at 


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