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  • Stephanie Howard Wilsher
  • Flo Harrison
  • Fred Yamoah
  • Andrew Fearne
  • Andy Jones
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Original languageEnglish
Article number21
Number of pages8
JournalInternational Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity
Publication statusPublished - 15 Feb 2016


Recent increases in obesity prevalence have led to research into the neighbourhood food environment. Research suggests that proximity and density of food outlets around the home is associated with childhood obesity prevalence, however, the evidence is inconclusive, and associations between food outlet locations and diet are less clear. The purpose of this study is to assess area level associations between sales of unhealthy foods in supermarkets and weight status of children


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