In response to the closing of Shaw's Supermarket, CARE carried out a project to map New Haven neighborhoods and take inventory of places to buy food. The results showed that there is a lack of grocery stores and supermarkets in New Haven, making it difficult for people to find healthy food.
For the first time, a new, interactive map [no longer active] from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation gives policy-makers and advocates a nationwide picture of continuing state efforts on key tobacco control policies. The interactive map is a wealth of information on policies related to tobacco control, cigarette taxes and prevention spending, and also features key data points about mortality, consumer behavior and public health.
Your Food Environment Atlas is an online mapping tool that assembles statistics on food environment indicators and provides a spatial overview of a community's ability to access healthy food and its success in doing so. The atlas was developed by the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Economic Research Service, with support from federal agencies, academia, and the private sector.
[Excerpt] The Stop & Shop Supermarket Co. Tuesday closed the deal with SuperValu, parent company of Shaw's Supermarkets, to take over the remaining eight years on Shaw's lease for the 150 Whalley Ave. site at Dwight Place.