The foodscape: classification and field validation of secondary data sources

Lake, Amelia, Burgoine, Thomas, Greenhalgh, Fiona, Stamp, Elaine and Tyrrell, Rachel (2010) The foodscape: classification and field validation of secondary data sources. Health & Place, 16 (4). pp. 666-673. ISSN 1353-8292

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Abstract

The aims were to; develop a food environment classification tool and to test the acceptability and validity of three secondary sources of food environment data within a defined urban area of Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, using a field validation method. A 21 point (with 77 sub-categories) classification tool was developed. The fieldwork recorded 617 establishments selling food and/or food products. The sensitivity analysis of the secondary sources against fieldwork for the Local Authority data was good (83.6%), while Yell.com and the Yellow Pages were low (51.2% and 50.9% respectively). To improve the quality of secondary data, multiple sources should be used in order to achieve a realistic picture of the foodscape.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Food environment, foodscape, classification, secondary data, obesogenic environments
Subjects: B400 Nutrition
Department: Faculties > Health and Life Sciences > School of Life Sciences > Applied Sciences
Depositing User: EPrints Services
Date Deposited: 05 Mar 2010 10:32
Last Modified: 10 Aug 2015 11:42
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/2275

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