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Exploring The Role Of The Food Environment On Food Shopping Patterns In Philadelphia, Pa, Usa: A Semiquantitative Comparison Of Two Matched Neighborhood Groups, Jana A. Hirsch, Amy Hillier Jan 2013

Exploring The Role Of The Food Environment On Food Shopping Patterns In Philadelphia, Pa, Usa: A Semiquantitative Comparison Of Two Matched Neighborhood Groups, Jana A. Hirsch, Amy Hillier

Cartographic Modeling Lab Papers

Increasing research has focused on the built food environment and nutrition-related outcomes, yet what constitutes a food environment and how this environment influences individual behavior still remain unclear. This study assesses whether travel mode and distance to food shopping venues differ among individuals in varying food environments and whether individual- and household-level factors are associated with food shopping patterns. Fifty neighbors who share a traditionally defined food environment (25 in an unfavorable environment and 25 in a favorable environment) were surveyed using a mix of close- and open-ended survey questions. Food shopping patterns were mapped using Geographic Information Systems (GIS ...