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The local food environment and diet: a systematic review.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  22717379     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Despite growing attention to the problem of obesogenic environments, there has not been a comprehensive review evaluating the food environment-diet relationship. This study aims to evaluate this relationship in the current literature, focusing specifically on the method of exposure assessment (GIS, survey, or store audit). This study also explores 5 dimensions of "food access" (availability, accessibility, affordability, accommodation, acceptability) using a conceptual definition proposed by Penchansky and Thomas (1981). Articles were retrieved through a systematic keyword search in Web of Science and supplemented by the reference lists of included studies. Thirty-eight studies were reviewed and categorized by the exposure assessment method and the conceptual dimensions of access it captured. GIS-based measures were the most common measures, but were less consistently associated with diet than other measures. Few studies examined dimensions of affordability, accommodation, and acceptability. Because GIS-based measures on their own may not capture important non-geographic dimensions of access, a set of recommendations for future researchers is outlined.
Caitlin E Caspi; Glorian Sorensen; S V Subramanian; Ichiro Kawachi
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review     Date:  2012-05-31
Journal Detail:
Title:  Health & place     Volume:  18     ISSN:  1873-2054     ISO Abbreviation:  Health Place     Publication Date:  2012 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-08-13     Completed Date:  2013-01-10     Revised Date:  2013-09-03    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9510067     Medline TA:  Health Place     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1172-87     Citation Subset:  T    
Copyright Information:
Copyright © 2012 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
Harvard School of Public Health, 677 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02114, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Child, Preschool
Food Supply*
Middle Aged
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