Skip to main content
×
Home
    • Aa
    • Aa
  • Access
  • Cited by 9
  • Cited by
    This article has been cited by the following publications. This list is generated based on data provided by CrossRef.

    SALLIS, JAMES F. and GLANZ, KAREN 2009. Physical Activity and Food Environments: Solutions to the Obesity Epidemic. Milbank Quarterly, Vol. 87, Issue. 1, p. 123.


    Brewis, Alexandra A. 2014. Stigma and the perpetuation of obesity. Social Science & Medicine, Vol. 118, p. 152.


    Nguyen, Dang M. and El-Serag, Hashem B. 2009. The big burden of obesity. Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, Vol. 70, Issue. 4, p. 752.


    Nguyen, Dang M. and El-Serag, Hashem B. 2010. The Epidemiology of Obesity. Gastroenterology Clinics of North America, Vol. 39, Issue. 1, p. 1.


    Kuzmenko, D.I. Udintsev, S.N. Klimentyeva, T.K. and Serebrov, V.Yu. 2016. Oxidative stress in adipose tissue as a primary link in pathogenesis of insulin resistance. Biomeditsinskaya Khimiya, Vol. 62, Issue. 1, p. 14.


    Wang, Jin Engler-Stringer, Rachel and Muhajarine, Nazeem 2016. Assessing the Consumer Food Environment in Restaurants by Neighbourhood Distress Level across Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. Canadian Journal of Dietetic Practice and Research, Vol. 77, Issue. 1, p. 9.


    Charreire, Hélène Casey, Romain Salze, Paul Simon, Chantal Chaix, Basile Banos, Arnaud Badariotti, Dominique Weber, Christiane and Oppert, Jean-Michel 2010. Measuring the food environment using geographical information systems: a methodological review. Public Health Nutrition, Vol. 13, Issue. 11, p. 1773.


    Kuzmenko, D. I. Udintsev, S. N. Klimentyeva, T. K. and Serebrov, V. Yu. 2016. Oxidative stress in adipose tissue as a primary link in pathogenesis of insulin resistance. Biochemistry (Moscow) Supplement Series B: Biomedical Chemistry, Vol. 10, Issue. 3, p. 212.


    Daniel, Mark Paquet, Catherine Auger, Nathalie Zang, Geng and Kestens, Yan 2010. Association of fast-food restaurant and fruit and vegetable store densities with cardiovascular mortality in a metropolitan population. European Journal of Epidemiology, Vol. 25, Issue. 10, p. 711.


    ×

Obesity and the community food environment: a systematic review

  • Joanna E Holsten (a1)
  • DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S1368980008002267
  • Published online: 01 March 2009
Abstract
AbstractObjective

To examine the relationship between obesity and the community and/or consumer food environment.

Design

A comprehensive literature search of multiple databases was conducted and seven studies were identified for review. Studies were selected if they measured BMI and environmental variables related to food outlets. Environmental variables included the geographic arrangement of food stores or restaurants in communities and consumer conditions such as food price and availability within each outlet. The study designs, methods, limitations and results related to obesity and the food environment were reviewed, and implications for future research were synthesized.

Results

The reviewed studies used cross-sectional designs to examine the community food environment defined as the number per capita, proximity or density of food outlets. Most studies indirectly identified food outlets through large databases. The studies varied substantially in sample populations, outcome variables, units of measurement and data analysis. Two studies did not find any significant association between obesity rates and community food environment variables. Five studies found significant results. Many of the studies were subject to limitations that may have mitigated the validity of the results.

Conclusion

Research examining obesity and the community or consumer food environment is at an early stage. The most pertinent gaps include primary data at the individual level, direct measures of the environment, studies examining the consumer environment and study designs involving a time sequence. Future research should directly measure multiple levels of the food environment and key confounders at the individual level.

  • View HTML
    • Send article to Kindle

      To send this article to your Kindle, first ensure coreplatform@cambridge.org is added to your Approved Personal Document E-mail List under your Personal Document Settings on the Manage Your Content and Devices page of your Amazon account. Then enter the ‘name’ part of your Kindle email address below. Find out more about sending to your Kindle.

      Note you can select to send to either the @free.kindle.com or @kindle.com variations. ‘@free.kindle.com’ emails are free but can only be sent to your device when it is connected to wi-fi. ‘@kindle.com’ emails can be delivered even when you are not connected to wi-fi, but note that service fees apply.

      Find out more about the Kindle Personal Document Service.

      Obesity and the community food environment: a systematic review
      Your Kindle email address
      Available formats
      ×
      Send article to Dropbox

      To send this article to your Dropbox account, please select one or more formats and confirm that you agree to abide by our usage policies. If this is the first time you use this feature, you will be asked to authorise Cambridge Core to connect with your Dropbox account. Find out more about sending content to Dropbox.

      Obesity and the community food environment: a systematic review
      Available formats
      ×
      Send article to Google Drive

      To send this article to your Google Drive account, please select one or more formats and confirm that you agree to abide by our usage policies. If this is the first time you use this feature, you will be asked to authorise Cambridge Core to connect with your Google Drive account. Find out more about sending content to Google Drive.

      Obesity and the community food environment: a systematic review
      Available formats
      ×
Copyright
Corresponding author
*Corresponding author: Email jholsten@nursing.upenn.edu
Linked references
Hide All

This list contains references from the content that can be linked to their source. For a full set of references and notes please see the PDF or HTML where available.

1.AA Hedley , CL Ogden , CL Johnson , MD Carroll , LR Curtin & KM Flegal (2004) Prevalence of overweight and obesity among US children, adolescents, and adults, 1999–2002. JAMA 291, 28472850.

3.KM Flegal , MD Carroll , RJ Kuczmarski & CL Johnson (1998) Overweight and obesity in the United States: prevalence and trends, 1960–1994. Int J Obes Relat Metab Disord 22, 3947.

4.JO Hill , HR Wyatt , GW Reed & JC Peters (2003) Obesity and the environment: where do we go from here? Science 299, 853855.

6.WL Johnson-Taylor & JE Everhart (2006) Modifiable environmental and behavioral determinants of overweight among children and adolescents: report of a workshop. Obes (Silver Spring) 14, 929966.

7.JK Binkley , J Eales & M Jekanowski (2000) The relation between dietary change and rising US obesity. Int J Obes Relat Metab Disord 24, 10321039.

9.SK Kumanyika (2001) Minisymposium on obesity: overview and some strategic considerations. Annu Rev Public Health 22, 293308.

11.K Glanz , JF Sallis , BE Saelens & LD Frank (2005) Healthy nutrition environments: concepts and measures. Am J Health Promot 19, 330333.

12.SL Booth , JF Sallis , C Ritenbaugh (2001) Environmental and societal factors affect food choice and physical activity: rationale, influences, and leverage points. Nutr Rev 59, S21S39.

19.KA Kirtland , DE Porter , CL Addy , MJ Neet , JE Williams , PA Sharpe , LJ Neff , CD Kimsey Jr & BE Ainsworth (2003) Environmental measures of physical activity supports: perception versus reality. Am J Prev Med 24, 323331.

20.DD Reidpath , C Burns , J Garrard , M Mahoney & M Townsend (2002) An ecological study of the relationship between social and environmental determinants of obesity. Health Place 8, 141145.

21.JP Block , RA Scribner & KB DeSalvo (2004) Fast food, race/ethnicity, and income: a geographic analysis. Am J Prev Med 27, 211217.

22.SC Cummins , L McKay & S MacIntyre (2005) McDonald’s restaurants and neighborhood deprivation in Scotland and England. Am J Prev Med 29, 308310.

23.K Morland , S Wing , A Diez Roux & C Poole (2002) Neighborhood characteristics associated with the location of food stores and food service places. Am J Prev Med 22, 2329.

24.LV Moore & AV Diez Roux (2006) Associations of neighborhood characteristics with the location and type of food stores. Am J Public Health 96, 325331.

25.SN Zenk , AJ Schulz , BA Israel , SA James , S Bao & ML Wilson (2005) Neighborhood racial composition, neighborhood poverty, and the spatial accessibility of supermarkets in metropolitan Detroit. Am J Public Health 95, 660667.

26.LB Lewis , DC Sloane , LM Nascimento , AL Diamant , JJ Guinyard , AK Yancey & G Flynn ; REACH Coalition of the African Americans Building a Legacy of Health Project (2005) African Americans’ access to healthy food options in south Los Angeles restaurants. Am J Public Health 95, 668673.

27.E Winkler , G Turrell & C Patterson (2005) Does living in a disadvantaged area entail limited opportunities to purchase fresh fruit and vegetables in terms of price, availability, and variety? Findings from the Brisbane Food Study. Health Place 12, 741748.

28.S Macintyre , L McKay , S Cummins & C Burns (2005) Out-of-home food outlets and area deprivation: case study in Glasgow, UK. Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act 2, 16.

29.J Edmonds , T Baranowski , J Baranowski , KW Cullen & D Myres (2001) Ecological and socioeconomic correlates of fruit, juice, and vegetable consumption among African-American boys. Prev Med 32, 476481.

30.K Morland , S Wing & A Diez Roux (2002) The contextual effect of the local food environment on residents’ diets: the Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities study. Am J Public Health 92, 17611767.

31.T Pearson , J Russell , MJ Campbell & ME Barker (2005) Do ‘food deserts’ influence fruit and vegetable consumption? – a cross-sectional study. Appetite 45, 195197.

32.BA Laraia , AM Siega-Riz , JS Kaufman & SJ Jones (2004) Proximity of supermarkets is positively associated with diet quality index for pregnancy. Prev Med 39, 869875.

33.TK Boehmer , SL Lovegreen , D Haire-Joshu & RC Brownson (2006) What constitutes an obesogenic environment in rural communities? Am J Health Promot 20, 411421.

35.BA Rabin , TK Boehmer & RC Brownson (2007) Cross-national comparison of environmental and policy correlates of obesity in Europe. Eur J Public Health 17, 5361.

36.SA French & G Stables (2003) Environmental interventions to promote vegetable and fruit consumption among youth in school settings. Prev Med 37, 593610.

37.KJ Campbell , DA Crawford & K Ball (2006) Family food environment and dietary behaviors likely to promote fatness in 5–6 year-old children. Int J Obes (Lond) 30, 12721280.

38.HL Burdette & RC Whitaker (2004) Neighborhood playgrounds, fast food restaurants, and crime: relationships to overweight in low-income preschool children. Prev Med 38, 5763.

39.S Inagami , DA Cohen , BK Finch & SM Asch (2006) You are where you shop: grocery store locations, weight, and neighborhoods. Am J Prev Med 31, 1017.

40.RW Jeffery , JE Baxter , MT McGuire & JA Linde (2006) Are fast food restaurants an environmental risk factor for obesity? Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act 3, 2.

41.J Maddock (2004) The relationship between obesity and the prevalence of fast food restaurants: state-level analysis. Am J Health Promot 19, 137143.

42.K Morland , AV Diez Roux & S Wing (2006) Supermarkets, other food stores, and obesity: the Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities study. Am J Prev Med 30, 333339.

43.D Simmons , A McKenzie , S Eaton , N Cox , MA Khan , J Shaw & P Zimmet (2005) Choice and availability of takeaway and restaurant food is not related to the prevalence of adult obesity in rural communities in Australia. Int J Obes (Lond) 29, 703710.

44.R Sturm & A Datar (2005) Body mass index in elementary school children, metropolitan area food prices and food outlet density. Public Health 119, 10591068.

47.KM Booth , MM Pinkston & WS Poston (2005) Obesity and the built environment. J Am Diet Assoc 105, Suppl. 1, S110S117.

50.AV Diez Roux (2001) Investigating neighborhood and area effects on health. Am J Public Health 91, 17831789.

51.S Kumanyika & S Grier (2006) Targeting interventions for ethnic minority and low-income populations. Future Child 16, 187207.

Recommend this journal

Email your librarian or administrator to recommend adding this journal to your organisation's collection.

Public Health Nutrition
  • ISSN: 1368-9800
  • EISSN: 1475-2727
  • URL: /core/journals/public-health-nutrition
Please enter your name
Please enter a valid email address
Who would you like to send this to? *
×

Keywords:

Type Description Title
UNKNOWN
Supplementary Materials

Holsten Supplementary Material
Tables.doc

 Unknown (224 KB)
224 KB