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The suburban food basket: the role of spatial setting and social context in providing access

The suburban food basket: the role of spatial setting and social context in providing access

13 March 2013

The suburban food basket

Professor Laura Vaughan, Bartlett Space Group, BSGS; Dr Jennifer Mindell and Dr Shaun Scholes from the UCL Health and Social Surveys Research Group (HSSRG) and Dr Angela Donkin, from the UCL Institute of Health Equity have recently been awarded a UCL Grand Challenges grant for an interdisciplinary project to study 'The suburban food basket: the role of spatial setting and social context in providing access to healthy food'.


The team will explore how both the availability and costs of healthy food baskets vary across spatial location, socio-economic position, and religion or culture. We will carry out research over the next few months with pupils from two neighbouring schools in a suburban area in London with contrasting catchment populations.