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Measuring food environments: a historical perspective.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  19285215     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Food and nutrition environments are believed to contribute to obesity and chronic diseases. There is a need for valid, reliable measures of nutrition environments. Familiarity with previous efforts to measure food and nutrition environments can help researchers and practitioners build on past accomplishments. This article describes sources of food-environment data, discusses how they have been used, and places the definition and measurement of food and nutrition environments in historical context. Review articles, agency websites, and peer-reviewed articles were the main sources of information. The review is organized around three main types of data sources identified as historic traditions: government, industry, and research. Types of data include archives, business monitoring records, surveys, observational assessments, and self-report surveys. Future development of clear, adaptable measures of food and nutrition environments will build on lessons of the past and will update and improve on past tools.
Karen Glanz
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Historical Article; Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  American journal of preventive medicine     Volume:  36     ISSN:  1873-2607     ISO Abbreviation:  Am J Prev Med     Publication Date:  2009 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-03-16     Completed Date:  2009-05-22     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8704773     Medline TA:  Am J Prev Med     Country:  Netherlands    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  S93-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia 30322, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Environmental Monitoring / history*
Feeding Behavior / classification*
Food / classification,  history*
Government Programs / history*
Health Behavior*
Health Promotion / history*
History, 19th Century
History, 20th Century
Nutrition Assessment
Nutrition Policy / history*,  trends
Policy Making
Social Environment
Social Marketing
United States

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