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
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.