chapter  13
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Characterization of the Built Food Environment for Single Parent Households in an Older Industrial City, Lewiston, Maine

Food insecurity, when healthy food is inaccessible or unaffordable, is inequitably distrusted in society and a health risk to those experiencing it. Thus it is a social justice issue. Because the built environment can influence food security, it raises environmental justice issues as well. Single parent households [SPH] are at particular risk for food insecurity.