Finland: research on obesogenic environment and eating habits

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From the European Journal of Public Health, DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/eurpub/ckv045

Fast-food outlets and grocery stores near school and adolescents’ eating habits and overweight in Finland

Authors: Marianna Virtanen , Hanne Kivimäki , Jenni Ervasti , Tuula Oksanen , Jaana Pentti , Anne Kouvonen , Jaana I. Halonen , Mika Kivimäki , Jussi Vahtera

Abstract
Background: Environmental factors may affect adolescents’ eating habits and thereby body weight. However, the contribution of school neighbourhood environment is poorly understood. This study examined the association between proximity of a fast-food outlet or grocery store to school and adolescents’ eating habits and overweight. Read the rest of the article on the Journal website.

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