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Food Environment Index


Index of factors that contribute to a healthy food environment, from 0 (worst) to 10 (best). The 2024 Annual Data Release used data from 2019 & 2021 for this measure.

The Food Environment Index accounts for both proximity to healthy foods and income. This measure includes access to healthy foods by considering the distance an individual lives from a grocery store or supermarket, locations for health food purchases in most communities, and the inability to access healthy food because of cost barriers.


Source: County Health Rankings & Roadmaps. (2023). Food Environment Index.