publication . Article . 2014

The “School Foodshed”: schools and fast-food outlets in a London borough

Caraher, M.; Lloyd, S.; Madelin, T.;
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  • Published: 25 Feb 2014 Journal: British Food Journal, volume 116, pages 472-493 (issn: 0007-070X, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Emerald
  • Country: United Kingdom
Abstract
Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to explore the location of fast-food outlets around secondary schools and the influence of fast-food availability on the food choices of school children in an inner-London borough. \ud \ud Design/methodology/approach – A number of methods including: mapping of outlets relative to schools; sampling food; gathering data on secondary school food policies; observing food behaviour in fast food outlets and focus groups with young people. Findings were fed back to a committee consisting of representatives from nutrition, public health, planning services and local community groups.\ud \ud Findings – There are concentrations of fas...
Subjects
Medical Subject Headings: educationdigestive, oral, and skin physiology
free text keywords: Food Science, Food choice, Marketing, Public health, medicine.medical_specialty, medicine, Competitive foods, Borough, Business, Local community, Advertising, Focus group, HN
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