Obesity Promoting Food Environments and the Spatial Clustering of Food Outlets Around Schools

submitted by: peterday
Background: The increasing prevalence of overweight and obesity in school-aged children is potentially linked to contextual influences such as the food environment around schools. The proximity of fast-food and convenience stores to schools may enhance access to unhealthy foods and have a negative impact on diet. Purpose: This study used spatial cluster analysis to determine whether food outlets are clustered around schools and evaluated the extent of food outlet clustering by school...
Authors: Jamie Pearce, Peter Day

Disparities in Food Outlets

submitted by: mdmacmanus

An examination of food outlets in two socioeconomically distinct communities in San Diego: City Heights and Rancho Bernardo