Mapping the food landscape in New Hampshire

Even in a relatively well-off state like New Hampshire, food insecurity—the lack of consistent access to enough food for an active, healthy life—affects about one in ten residents.

With support from the New Hampshire Children’s Health Foundation, the UNH Carsey Institute for Public Policy has published a new research brief that assesses New Hampshire’s food landscape, identifying geographic gaps in food access that can help practitioners and policymakers better serve Granite Staters.

The report identifies areas of the state with higher than average concentrations of low-income residents and overlays those with data on the nearby availability of supermarkets, corner stores, farmers markets food pantries and stores that accept SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) benefits. Data on this is presented in a series of maps.

The brief updates work the Carsey Center produced in 2010-2011.

View the brief: Mapping the Food Landscape in New Hampshire