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Evolving food retail environments in Thailand and implications for the health and nutrition transition.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  23021291     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
OBJECTIVE: To investigate evolving food retail systems in Thailand. DESIGN: Rapid assessment procedures based on qualitative research methods including interviews, focus groups discussions and site visits. SETTING: Seven fresh markets located in the four main regions of Thailand. SUBJECTS: Managers, food specialists, vendors and shoppers from seven fresh markets who participated in interviews and focus group discussions. RESULTS: Fresh markets are under economic pressure and are declining in number. They are attempting to resist the competition from supermarkets by improving convenience, food diversity, quality and safety. CONCLUSIONS: Obesity has increased in Thailand at the same time as rapid growth of modern food retail formats has occurred. As fresh markets are overtaken by supermarkets there is a likely loss of fresh, healthy, affordable food for poorer Thais, and a diminution of regional culinary culture, women's jobs and social capital, with implications for the health and nutrition transition in Thailand.
Authors:
Cathy Banwell; Jane Dixon; Sam-Ang Seubsman; S Pangsap; Matthew Kelly; Adrian Sleigh
Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-10-1
Journal Detail:
Title:  Public health nutrition     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1475-2727     ISO Abbreviation:  Public Health Nutr     Publication Date:  2012 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-10-1     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9808463     Medline TA:  Public Health Nutr     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  1-8     Citation Subset:  -    
Affiliation:
1 National Centre for Epidemiology and Population Health, Australian National University, Building 62, Canberra, Acton, ACT 0200, Australia.
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