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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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  • Kristian Larsen & Brian Cook & Michelle Stone & Guy Faulkner, 2015. "Food access and children’s BMI in Toronto, Ontario: assessing how the food environment relates to overweight and obesity," International Journal of Public Health, Springer;Swiss School of Public Health (SSPH+), vol. 60(1), pages 69-77, January.
  • Handle: RePEc:spr:ijphth:v:60:y:2015:i:1:p:69-77
    DOI: 10.1007/s00038-014-0620-4
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    Food environment; GIS; BMI; Children’s health; Obesity;

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