publication . Article . Other literature type . 2016

Food environments of young people: linking individual behaviour to environmental context

Rachel Tyrrell; Fiona Greenhalgh; Susan Hodgson; Wendy Wills; John C. Mathers; Ashley J. Adamson; Amelia A. Lake;
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  • Published: 08 Mar 2016 Journal: Journal of Public Health (issn: 1741-3842, eissn: 1741-3850, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press (OUP)
  • Country: United Kingdom
Background We aimed to identify and characterize the food environments from which young people obtain food and to explore associations between the type of food environment and food intakes. Methods Young people (n = 86, mean age 17 years; combined data of two sequential pilot studies (collected in 2008–09) and a study conducted in 2011–12) recorded in 4-day self-complete food diaries what food they consumed and where food was sourced. Nutrient, fruit and vegetable intake was calculated according to the source of food, categorized using a food environment classification tool. Results Over 4 days, respondents sourced food from an average of 4.3 different food envi...
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Medical Subject Headings: digestive, oral, and skin physiology
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