The ubiquity of energy-dense snack foods: a national multicity study.

@article{Farley2010TheUO,
  title={The ubiquity of energy-dense snack foods: a national multicity study.},
  author={Thomas A. Farley and Erin T Baker and Lauren Futrell and Janet C. Rice},
  journal={American journal of public health},
  year={2010},
  volume={100 2},
  pages={306-11}
}
OBJECTIVES We assessed the availability and accessibility of energy-dense snacks in retail stores whose primary merchandise was not food and whether these varied by store type, region, or socioeconomic factors. METHODS We conducted systematic observations of 1082 retail stores in 19 US cities and determined the availability and accessibility of 6 categories of energy-dense snack foods. RESULTS Snack food was available in 41% of the stores; the most common forms were candy (33%), sweetened… CONTINUE READING