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A Breck, K Kiszko, O Martinez, C Abrams and B Elbel
Abstract
Residents of some low-income neighborhoods have limited access to fresh fruits and vegetables. In 2008, New York City issued new mobile fruit and vegetable cart licenses for neighborhoods with inadequate availability of fresh produce. Some of these carts were equipped with electronic benefit transfer (EBT) machines, allowing them to accept Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits. This article examines the association between type and quantities of fruits and vegetables purchased from mobile fruit and vegetable vendors and consumer characteristics, including payment method.
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Cucumber, Toronto, Eggplant, Vegetarian cuisine, Tomato, Fruit, New York City, Vegetable
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