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The food retail environment in school neighborhoods and its relation to lunchtime eating behaviors in youth from three countries.
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PMID:  23041489     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
This study examined the relation between the chain food retail environment surrounding schools, youths' lunchtime eating behavior, and youths' obesity levels across three countries. Participants consisted of 26,778 students 13-15 years old from 687 schools across Canada, Scotland and the US. The density of convenience stores, chain fast food restaurants, and chain cafés within 1km of each school was measured. Lunchtime eating behaviors, weight, and height were self-reported. Although the density of chain food retailers was highest in the US, fewer American students (2.6%) routinely ate their lunch at a food retailer during the school week than did Canadian (7.7%) and Scottish (43.7%) students. The density of chain food retailers was associated with eating lunch at a food retailer in Canada only whereby students attending schools with 1-2, 3-4, and 5+ chain food retailers within 1km from their schools were 1.39 (95% CI: 0.84-2.29), 1.87 (95% CI: 1.10-3.20), and 2.50 (95% CI: 1.56-4.01) times more likely to eat at a chain food retailer compared to students attending schools with no nearby chain food retailers. No associations were found between chain food retailer density and obesity.
Mariane Héroux; Ronald J Iannotti; Dorothy Currie; William Pickett; Ian Janssen
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-9-15
Journal Detail:
Title:  Health & place     Volume:  18     ISSN:  1873-2054     ISO Abbreviation:  Health Place     Publication Date:  2012 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-10-8     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9510067     Medline TA:  Health Place     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  1240-1247     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2012 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
School of Kinesiology and Health Studies, Queen's University, 28 Division St., Kingston, ON, Canada K7L 3N6.
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