Neighborhood characteristics in relation to diet, physical activity and overweight of Canadian children.

@article{Veugelers2008NeighborhoodCI,
  title={Neighborhood characteristics in relation to diet, physical activity and overweight of Canadian children.},
  author={Paul J Veugelers and Fortune Sithole and Sharon Zhang and Nazeem Muhajarine},
  journal={International journal of pediatric obesity : IJPO : an official journal of the International Association for the Study of Obesity},
  year={2008},
  volume={3 3},
  pages={152-9}
}
BACKGROUND Neighborhood infrastructure may provide an important opportunity to prevent overweight among children. In the present study we investigated whether access to shops for modestly priced fresh produce, access to parks and playgrounds, access to recreational facilities and neighborhood safety are related to children's diet, physical and sedentary activities, and body weights. METHODS Data were obtained from the Children's Lifestyle and School-performance Study, a survey including 5,471… CONTINUE READING

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