The Foodability Score

The Foodability Score is comprised of measures of Affordability, Accessibility, and Availability.

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The product of a seller's stated prices and the consumer's purchasing power

The affordability score for surveyed retail food points was based on relative total cost of the surveyed items present compared to the total cost of the same items based on benchmark “affordable” prices for each item (determined by USDA guidelines).

A consumer’s ability to physically travel to a food source and return with his/her purchases. Primary determinants include geographic distance, transportation choices, and urban form variables such as terrain and the quality of all modes of transportation infrastructure.

A consumer’s ability to physically travel to a food source and return with his/her purchases. Primary determinants include geographic distance, transportation choices, and urban form variables such as terrain and the quality of all modes of transportation infrastructure.

Presence of sufficient quantity of foods needed for meeting the consumer’s dietary requirements.

Presence of sufficient quantity of foods needed for meeting the consumer’s dietary requirements.

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