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Food access and children’s BMI in Toronto, Ontario: assessing how the food environment relates to overweight and obesity

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  • Kristian Larsen

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  • Brian Cook
  • Michelle Stone
  • Guy Faulkner
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    Addressing several limitations in the literature, the findings confirm an association between the food retail environment and body weight. Density of healthy food outlets and distance to the nearest supermarket are important factors to be considered in addressing the childhood obesity pandemic. Copyright Swiss School of Public Health 2015

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    Article provided by Springer & Swiss School of Public Health (SSPH+) in its journal International Journal of Public Health.

    Volume (Year): 60 (2015)
    Issue (Month): 1 (January)
    Pages: 69-77

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    Handle: RePEc:spr:ijphth:v:60:y:2015:i:1:p:69-77
    DOI: 10.1007/s00038-014-0620-4
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    2. Powell, Lisa M. & Bao, Yanjun, 2009. "Food prices, access to food outlets and child weight," Economics & Human Biology, Elsevier, vol. 7(1), pages 64-72, March.
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    4. Scott Leatherdale & Theodora Pouliou & Dana Church & Erin Hobin, 2011. "The association between overweight and opportunity structures in the built environment: a multi-level analysis among elementary school youth in the PLAY-ON study," International Journal of Public Health, Springer;Swiss School of Public Health (SSPH+), vol. 56(3), pages 237-246, June.
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