The local restaurant environment in relation to eating out and sugary drink intake among Canadian children and youth

Articles and reports: 82-003-X202300800001

Description: Accessibility of food retail in communities may play a role in shaping the food choices of local residents. Canadian youth are frequent patrons of fast-food and other restaurant types, such as full-service restaurants and cafés. Studies linking local exposure to various restaurant types with diet-related behaviours and health outcomes have, to date, revealed mixed results. The current study uses a recently developed high-quality pan-Canadian dataset of food retail measures and a large population-based sample of Canadian children and youth to examine links between the local restaurant environment and the frequency of eating food from restaurants and intake of sugary drinks.
Issue Number: 2023008
Author(s): Polsky, Jane Y.; Garriguet, Didier

Main Product: Health Reports

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