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Review Articles & Commentaries

Ball K, Timperio AF, Crawford DA. Understanding environmental influences on nutrition and physical activity behaviors: where should we look and what should we count? Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act 2006 Sep 26;3:33. [View Abstract]

Beaulac J, Kristjansson E, Cummins S. A systematic review of food deserts, 1966-2007. Prev Chronic Dis 2009 Jul;6(3):A105. Review. [View Abstract]

Bryant M, Stevens J. Measurement of food availability in the home. Nutr Rev 2006 Feb;64(2 Pt 1):67-76. Review. [View Abstract]

Caspi CE, Sorensen G, Subramanian SV, Kawachi I. The local food environment and diet: A systematic review. Health and Place 2012 Sep;18(5):1172-87. Review. [View Abstract]

Chaloupka FJ, Powell LM. Price, availability, and youth obesity: evidence from Bridging the Gap. Prev Chronic Dis 2009 Jul;6(3):A93. [View Abstract]

Charreire H, Casey R, Salze P, Simon C, Chaix B, Banos A, Badariotti D, Weber C, Oppert JM. Measuring the food environment using geographical information systems: a methodological review. Public Health Nutr 2010 Apr 21:1-13. [View Abstract]

Chow CK, Lock K, Teo K, Subramanian SV, McKee M, Yusuf S. Environmental and societal influences acting on cardiovascular risk factors and disease at a population level: a review. Int J Epidemiol 2009 Dec;38(6):1580-94. Review. [View Abstract]

Cummins S. Neighbourhood food environment and diet: time for improved conceptual models? Prev Med 2007 Mar;44(3):196-7. [Look up in PubMed]

Elinder LS, Jansson M. Obesogenic environments--aspects on measurement and indicators. Public Health Nutr 2009 Mar;12(3):307-15. [View Abstract]

Feng J, Glass TA, Curriero FC, Stewart WF, Schwartz BS. The built environment and obesity: a systematic review of the epidemiologic evidence. Health Place 2010 Mar;16(2):175-90. [View Abstract]

Fleischhacker SE, Evenson KR, Rodriguez DA, Ammerman AS. A systematic review of fast food access studies. Obes Rev 2010 Feb 8.[View Abstract]

Ford PB, Dzewaltowski DA. Disparities in obesity prevalence due to variation in the retail food environment: three testable hypotheses. Nutr Rev 2008 Apr;66(4):216-28. Review.[View Abstract]

French SA, Shimotsu ST, Wall M, Gerlach AF. Capturing the spectrum of household food and beverage purchasing behavior: a review. J Am Diet Assoc 2008 Dec;108(12):2051-8. Review. [View Abstract]

Galvez MP, Pearl M, Yen IH. Childhood obesity and the built environment. Curr Opin Pediatr 2010 Apr;22(2):202-7. [View Abstract]

Giskes K, Kamphuis CB, van Lenthe FJ, Kremers S, Droomers M, Brug J. A systematic review of associations between environmental factors, energy and fat intakes among adults: is there evidence for environments that encourage obesogenic dietary intakes? Public Health Nutr 2007 Oct;10(10):1005-17. Review. [View Abstract]

Giskes K, van Lenthe F, Avendano-Pabon M, Brug J. A systematic review of environmental factors and obesogenic dietary intakes among adults: are we getting closer to understanding obesogenic environments? Obes Rev 2010 Jul 6.[View Abstract]

Gittelsohn J, Sharma S. Physical, consumer, and social aspects of measuring the food environment among diverse low-income populations. Am J Prev Med 2009 Apr;36(4 Suppl):S161-5. [View Abstract]

Glanz K. Measuring food environments: a historical perspective. Am J Prev Med 2009 Apr;36(4 Suppl):S93-8. [View Abstract]

Glanz K, Sallis JF, Saelens BE, Frank LD. Healthy nutrition environments: concepts and measures. Am J Health Promot 2005 May-Jun;19(5):330-3, ii. Review. [View Abstract]

Gustafson A, Hankins S, Jilcott S. Measures of the Consumer Food Store Environment: A Systematic Review of the Evidence 2000-2011. Journal of Community Health 2011 Dec 10. [View Abstract]

Holsten JE. Obesity and the community food environment: a systematic review. Public Health Nutr 2009 Mar;12(3):397-405. Review. [View Abstract]

Jago R, Baranowski T, Baranowski JC. Fruit and vegetable availability: a micro environmental mediating variable? Public Health Nutr 2007 Jul;10(7):681-9. [View Abstract]

Jakubowski B, Frumkin H. Environmental metrics for community health improvement. Prev Chronic Dis 2010 Jul;7(4):A76.[View Abstract]

Kamphuis CB, Giskes K, de Bruijn GJ, Wendel-Vos W, Brug J, van Lenthe FJ. Environmental determinants of fruit and vegetable consumption among adults: a systematic review. Br J Nutr 2006 Oct;96(4):620-35. Review. [View Abstract]

Kelly B, Flood VM, Yeatman H. Measuring local food environments: An overview of available methods and measures. Health Place 2011 Sep 3. [View Abstract]

Krukowski RA, West DS. Consideration of the food environment in cancer risk reduction. J Am Diet Assoc 2010 Jun;110(6):842-4.[View Abstract]

Kwate NO. Fried chicken and fresh apples: racial segregation as a fundamental cause of fast food density in black neighborhoods. Health Place 2008 Mar;14(1):32-44. [View Abstract]

Larson NI, Story MT, Nelson MC. Neighborhood environments: disparities in access to healthy foods in the U.S. Am J Prev Med 2009 Jan;36(1):74-81. Review. [View Abstract]

Lovasi GS, Hutson MA, Guerra M, Neckerman KM. Built environments and obesity in disadvantaged populations. Epidemiol Rev 2009;31:7-20. Review. [View Abstract]

Lytle LA. Measuring the food environment: state of the science. Am J Prev Med 2009 Apr;36(4 Suppl):S134-44. Review. [View Abstract]

Macintyre S. Deprivation amplification revisited; or, is it always true that poorer places have poorer access to resources for healthy diets and physical activity? Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act 2007 Aug 7;4:32. [View Abstract]

McKinnon RA, Reedy J, Morrissette MA, Lytle LA, Yaroch AL. Measures of the food environment: a compilation of the literature, 1990-2007. Am J Prev Med 2009 Apr;36(4 Suppl):S124-33. Review. [View Abstract]

Mikkelsen BE. Images of foodscapes: introduction to foodscape studies and their application in the study of healthy eating out-of-home environments. Perspectives in Public Health 2011 Sep;131(5):209-16. [View Abstract]

Morales A, Kettles G. Healthy food outside: farmers' markets, taco trucks, and sidewalk fruit vendors. J Contemp Health Law Policy 2009 Fall;26(1):20-48. [View Abstract]

Odoms-Young AM, Zenk S, Mason M. Measuring food availability and access in African-American communities: implications for intervention and policy. Am J Prev Med 2009 Apr;36(4 Suppl):S145-50. [View Abstract]

Ohri-Vachaspati P, Leviton LC. Measuring food environments: a guide to available instruments. Am J Health Promot 2010 Jul-Aug;24(6):410-26.[View Abstract]

Papas MA, Alberg AJ, Ewing R, Helzlsouer KJ, Gary TL, Klassen AC. The built environment and obesity. Epidemiol Rev 2007;29:129-43. Review. [View Abstract]

Pearson N, Biddle SJ, Gorely T. Family correlates of fruit and vegetable consumption in children and adolescents: a systematic review. Public Health Nutr 2009 Feb;12(2):267-83. Review. [View Abstract]

Pinard CA, Yaroch AL, Hart MH, Serrano EL, McFerren MM, Estabrooks PA. Measures of the home environment related to childhood obesity: a systematic review. Public Health Nutr 2011 Sep 7:1-13. [View Abstract]

Powell LM, Han E, Chaloupka FJ. Economic Contextual Factors, Food Consumption, and Obesity among U.S. Adolescents. J Nutr 2010 Apr 14. [View Abstract]

Rahman T, Cushing RA, Jackson RJ. Contributions of built environment to childhood obesity. Mt Sinai J Med 2011 Jan;78(1):49-57. [View Abstract]

Rose D, Bodor JN, Hutchinson PL, Swalm CM. The Importance of a Multi-Dimensional Approach for Studying the Links between Food Access and Consumption. J Nutr 2010 Apr 21. [View Abstract]

Rosenkranz RR, Dzewaltowski DA. Model of the home food environment pertaining to childhood obesity. Nutr Rev 2008 Mar;66(3):123-40. Review. [View Abstract]

Sharkey JR. Measuring potential access to food stores and food-service places in rural areas in the U.S. Am J Prev Med 2009 Apr;36(4 Suppl):S151-5. [View Abstract]

Story M, Kaphingst KM, Robinson-O'Brien R, Glanz K. Creating healthy food and eating environments: policy and environmental approaches. Annu Rev Public Health 2008;29:253-72. Review. [View Abstract]

Thornton LE, Pearce JR, Kavanagh AM. Using Geographic Information Systems (GIS) to assess the role of the built environment in influencing obesity: a glossary. Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act 2011 Jul 1;8(1):71. [View Abstract]

Townshend T, Lake AA. Obesogenic urban form: theory, policy and practice. Health Place 2009 Dec;15(4):909-16. Review. [View Abstract]

van der Horst K, Oenema A, Ferreira I, Wendel-Vos W, Giskes K, van Lenthe F, Brug J. A systematic review of environmental correlates of obesity-related dietary behaviors in youth. Health Educ Res 2007 Apr;22(2):203-26. Review. [View Abstract]

Walker RE, Keane CR, Burke JG. Disparities and access to healthy food in the United States: A review of food deserts literature. Health Place 2010 Apr 24. [View Abstract]

White M. Food access and obesity. Obes Rev 2007 Mar;8 Suppl 1:99-107. Review. [Look up in PubMed]

Last Modified: 21 Jul 2014