From Restaurants to Childcare to Local Businesses - Assessing the Food Environment
Monday, November 2, 2015: 12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
It is widely established that disparities exist within food environments. Income and racial inequities are commonly examined in traditional venues such as restaurants and food stores. However, disparities go beyond income and race and food environments are increasingly going beyond traditional venues. This session examines both traditional and non-traditional food environments and analyzes disparities beyond income and race to include gender, age, urbanicity, education, and minority status. Restaurants, food stores, child care, and other “non-food” businesses will be highlighted, and opportunities for addressing disparities will be discussed.
Session Objectives: Describe different methodologies for measuring traditional and non-traditional food environments, including food stores, restaurant environments, child care settings, and “non-food” businesses. Discuss the disparities in food environments by gender, age, income, education, minority status, and urbanity. Describe opportunities for addressing disparities and improving food environments in restaurant settings, food stores, child care centers, and other non-traditional food venues.
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Organized by: Food and Nutrition
Endorsed by: Community Health Planning and Policy Development, APHA-Committee on Women's Rights
Medical (CME), Health Education (CHES), Nursing (CNE), Public Health (CPH)