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Author (up) Leite, F.H.M.; de Carvalho Cremm, E.; de Abreu, D.S.C.; Oliveira, M.A. de; Budd, N.; Martins, P.A. url  doi
  Title Association of neighbourhood food availability with the consumption of processed and ultra-processed food products by children in a city of Brazil: a multilevel analysis Type Journal Article
  Year 2017 Publication Public Health Nutrition Abbreviated Journal Public Health Nutr  
  Volume Issue Pages 1-12  
  Keywords Children; Food consumption; Food environment; Neighbourhood; Ultra-processed food products  
  Abstract OBJECTIVE: To investigate the association between neighbourhood food availability and the consumption of ready-to-consume products (RCP), either processed or ultra-processed, and unprocessed/minimally processed foods (UF-MPF) by children. DESIGN: Cross-sectional. 24 h Dietary recalls were collected from children from January 2010 to June 2011. Neighbourhood food availability data were collected from 672 food stores located within 500 m of participants' homes, using an adapted and validated instrument. Neighbourhood-level socio-economic status (SES) was obtained by calculating the mean years of household head's education level in each census tract covered by 500 m buffers. Foods that were consumed by children and/or available in the food stores were classified based on their degree of industrial processing. Multilevel random-effect models examined the association between neighbourhood food availability and children's diets. SETTING: Santos, Brazil. SUBJECTS: Children (n 513) under 10 years old (292 aged <6 years, 221 aged >/=6 years). RESULTS: The availability of RCP in food stores was associated with increased RCP consumption (P<0.001) and decreased UF-MPF consumption (P<0.001). The consumption of UF-MPF was positively associated with neighbourhood-level SES (P<0.01), but not with the availability of UF-MPF in the neighbourhood. CONCLUSIONS: Results suggest that food policies and interventions that aim to reduce RCP consumption in Santos and similar settings should focus on reducing the availability in food stores. The results also suggest that interventions should not only increase the availability of UF-MPF in lower-SES neighbourhoods, but should strive to make UF-MPF accessible within these environments.  
  Address 1Department of Human Movement Science,Nutritional Epidemiology Laboratory,Federal University of Sao Paulo,95 Ana Costa Avenue,Santos,Sao Paulo 11060001,Brazil  
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  Language English Summary Language Original Title  
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  ISSN 1368-9800 ISBN Medium  
  Area Expedition Conference  
  Notes PMID:28095942 Approved no  
  Call Number ref @ user @ Serial 98031  
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