Neighbourhood food environments: food choice, foodscapes and planning for health

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10149/621669
Title:
Neighbourhood food environments: food choice, foodscapes and planning for health
Authors:
Lake, A. A. (Amelia) ( 0000-0002-4657-8938 )
Affiliation:
Teesside University. Technology Futures Institute
Citation:
Lake, A. (2018) 'Neighbourhood food environments: food choice, foodscapes and planning for health', Proceedings of the Nutrition Society; Published online 01/03/2018
Publisher:
Nutrition Society
Journal:
Proceedings of the Nutrition Society
Issue Date:
1-Mar-2018
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10149/621669
DOI:
10.1017/S0029665118000022
Abstract:
The burden of obesity contributes to increasing health inequality, and placing health care systems under huge strain. Our modern society could broadly be described to support unhealthful eating patterns and sedentary behaviour; also described as obesogenic. Obesity prevention and treatment has focused on educational and behavioural interventions, with limited overall success. A sustainable approach is to address the environments that promote less healthy eating and high energy intake as well as sedentary behaviour. Approaches which modify the environment have the potential to assist in the prevention of this complex condition, this paper focuses on food environments within the context of obesogenic environments. Takeaway and fast food, a fixture of our diet, is usually nutrient poor and energy dense. A ‘concentration effect’ has been observed, where there is a clustering of fast food and takeaway outlets in more deprived areas. Access to food, and intake are associated, however there are methodological challenges in associating the effect of the food environment on obesity. While there is an imperfect evidence base relating to the role of the food environment in terms of the obesity crisis; policy, practice, civic society and industry must work together and take action now, where current evidence suggests change. Shaping the environment to better support healthful eating decisions has the potential to be a key aspect of a successful obesity prevention intervention.
Type:
Article
Language:
en
ISSN:
0029-6651
EISSN:
1475-2719
Rights:
Author can archive post-print (ie final draft post-refereeing). For full details see http://www.sherpa.ac.uk/romeo/issn/0029-6651/ [Accessed: 16/02/2018]

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorLake, A. A. (Amelia)en
dc.date.accessioned2018-02-16T17:07:43Z-
dc.date.available2018-02-16T17:07:43Z-
dc.date.issued2018-03-01-
dc.identifier.citationProceedings of the Nutrition Society; Published online 01/03/2018en
dc.identifier.issn0029-6651-
dc.identifier.doi10.1017/S0029665118000022-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10149/621669-
dc.description.abstractThe burden of obesity contributes to increasing health inequality, and placing health care systems under huge strain. Our modern society could broadly be described to support unhealthful eating patterns and sedentary behaviour; also described as obesogenic. Obesity prevention and treatment has focused on educational and behavioural interventions, with limited overall success. A sustainable approach is to address the environments that promote less healthy eating and high energy intake as well as sedentary behaviour. Approaches which modify the environment have the potential to assist in the prevention of this complex condition, this paper focuses on food environments within the context of obesogenic environments. Takeaway and fast food, a fixture of our diet, is usually nutrient poor and energy dense. A ‘concentration effect’ has been observed, where there is a clustering of fast food and takeaway outlets in more deprived areas. Access to food, and intake are associated, however there are methodological challenges in associating the effect of the food environment on obesity. While there is an imperfect evidence base relating to the role of the food environment in terms of the obesity crisis; policy, practice, civic society and industry must work together and take action now, where current evidence suggests change. Shaping the environment to better support healthful eating decisions has the potential to be a key aspect of a successful obesity prevention intervention.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherNutrition Societyen
dc.rightsAuthor can archive post-print (ie final draft post-refereeing). For full details see http://www.sherpa.ac.uk/romeo/issn/0029-6651/ [Accessed: 16/02/2018]en
dc.titleNeighbourhood food environments: food choice, foodscapes and planning for healthen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.eissn1475-2719-
dc.contributor.departmentTeesside University. Technology Futures Instituteen
dc.identifier.journalProceedings of the Nutrition Societyen
or.citation.harvardLake, A. (2018) 'Neighbourhood food environments: food choice, foodscapes and planning for health', Proceedings of the Nutrition Society; Published online 01/03/2018-
dc.eprint.versionPost-printen
dc.embargoNoneen
dc.date.accepted2018-
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