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