A pan-Canadian dataset of neighbourhood retail food environment measures using Statistics Canada's Business Register

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The retail food environment is a modifiable component of the built environment which has the potential to contribute to improvements in the diets of Canadians at the population level. It is defined by geographic access to different types of retail food sources, including restaurants and food stores. The purpose of this paper is to describe the development and validation of the Canadian Food Environment Dataset (Can-FED): a pan-Canadian dataset of retail food environment measures at the dissemination area (DA) level using food outlet data from the 2018 Statistics Canada Business Register.

Issue Number: 2022002
Volume: 33
Author(s): Ross, Nancy A.; Stevenson, Andrew C.; Kaufmann, Clara; Minaker, Leia M.; Widener, Michael J.; Bourgoine, Thomas; Colley, Rachel C.; Sanmartin, Claudia

Main Product: Health Reports

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