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Price-Based Policy Changes for Obesity Prevention? New Insights on How Food Prices Influence Black Americans

April 4, 2013

Presented by the African American Collaborative Obesity Research Network (AACORN) based at the University of Pennsylvania

The ability to address the high rates of childhood obesity in black communities will depend in part on how healthful, lower-calorie foods are priced relative to less healthful, higher-calorie alternatives. This webinar will highlight AACORN's recently published research with Black Americans from four cities on how food prices impact what foods they buy.

Webinar Learning Objectives

  • Identify how food costs influence food purchases of diverse Black Americans in light of other relevant influences
  • Consider implications for the potential to foster childhood obesity prevention in black communities through policies related to food prices