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HBSC Network publishes: Identification of the Appropriate Boundary Size to Use When Measuring the Food Retail Environment Surrounding Schools

Data from the 2009/2010 HBSC study is used to analyse on where students typically eat lunch. Associations between the presence of food retailers near schools and students’ lunchtime eating behaviours were examined. Comparisons of model fit statistics indicated that the 1,000m buffer provided the best fit. At this distance, students with 3 or more food retailers near their schools were more than 3 times more likely to eat at a food retailer compared to students with no nearby food retailers. Students who had 2 or more food retailers within 750 m of their schools were over 2 more likely, while those who had 1 or more food retailers within 500 m of their schools were just over 2 more likely to eat at a food retailer compared to those with no nearby food retailers.

L Seliske et al

 

International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health

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[16-10-2012 to 30-10-2012]

 


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