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Food Environments: An Introduction for Public Health Practice

This report was produced by the National Collaborating Centre for Environmental Health. and  The document was written for environmental public health practitioners (environmental health officers and public health inspectors), as well as other public health professionals whose work relates to healthy environments (e.g., medical health officers, public health dietitians, health promotion professionals).

It introduces the concept of food environments, highlights some key evidence for the relationship between food environments and health, and identifies some ways environmental public health practitioners can influence food environments.

Resource Information

Date

December 1, 2015

Author

Rideout K, Mah CL, Minaker L

Type

Evidence Summary, Report

Setting

Cafeteria/Canteen, Children's Service/Child Care, Community Garden, Community Kitchen, Community-at-large, Farmers Market, Food Bank, Grocery/Retail, Home, Long-term Care, Mobile Vending, Recreation Centre, Restaurant/Food Service Premise, School, Workplace

Age

Prenatal, Infant, Toddler (1-3), Children (4-11), Youth (12-17), Adults (18-64), Older Adults (65 and over)

Topic

Food Environment

Language

English

Jurisdiction

Local/Municipal/Regional, Provincial, National

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