United Way Critiques Food Desert Studies

NEW YORK — An article in the New York Times Wednesday citing two studies that question the linkage between food deserts and obesity drew a critical response from the United Way of New York City.

The studies, from the RAND Corp, and the Public Policy Institute of California, assert that there is no relationship between the type of food being sold in a neighborhood and obesity among its children and adolescents, the Times article reported.

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