Geospatial Health Research Symposium 13: Food environments and health

Type: Paper
Theme:
Sponsor Groups: Health and Medical Geography Specialty Group
Poster #:
Day: 4/7/2020
Start / End Time: 2:25 PM / 3:40 PM
Room: Governors Square 16, Sheraton, Concourse Level
Organizers: Trang VoPham, Michael Widener
Chairs: Trang VoPham

Call for Submissions

Call for Participation (CFP)
Paper session: Food environments and health
2020 AAG Annual Meeting in Denver, CO (April 6-10)

Organizers:
Trang VoPham (Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center)
Michael J. Widener (University of Toronto - St. George)

Overview: Geographers, planners, and public health researchers have shown that numerous aspects of the built environment, including building and retail density, street design, open and green spaces, and infrastructure, are important determinants of health outcomes (e.g., obesity). Although some pathways through which the built environment may impact health outcomes are well established (e.g., physical activity), other pathways related to dietary behaviors are not well understood. This paper session seeks to bring together scientists in the disciplines of planning, epidemiology, and health and medical geography to discuss recent research at the intersection of food environments and health.

Potential topics include but are not limited to:
• Advances and applications in measuring the geography of food retail (e.g., incorporation of income, mobility, etc.)
• GIS-based methods for assessing the food environment
• Disparities in food access (e.g., according to race/ethnicity, sex, and age)
• Epidemiologic studies of the food environment and health outcomes
• Interactions between the food environment and other aspects of the built environment on health

If you would like to participate in this paper session, please register and submit your abstract online. After you receive confirmation of a successful abstract submission, please forward this confirmation (including your abstract and PIN) to the paper session organizers:

Trang VoPham (tvopham@fredhutch.org)
Michael Widener (michael.widener@utoronto.ca)

The abstract deadline is October 30, 2019. Please contact the paper session organizers if you have any questions.

Thanks so much!
Trang and Michael


Description

Overview: Geographers, planners, and public health researchers have shown that numerous aspects of the built environment, including building and retail density, street design, open and green spaces, and infrastructure, are important determinants of health outcomes (e.g., obesity). Although some pathways through which the built environment may impact health outcomes are well established (e.g., physical activity), other pathways related to dietary behaviors are not well understood. This paper session seeks to bring together scientists in the disciplines of planning, epidemiology, and health and medical geography to discuss recent research at the intersection of food environments and health.

Potential topics include but are not limited to:
• Advances and applications in measuring the geography of food retail (e.g., incorporation of income, mobility, etc.)
• GIS-based methods for assessing the food environment
• Disparities in food access (e.g., according to race/ethnicity, sex, and age)
• Epidemiologic studies of the food environment and health outcomes
• Interactions between the food environment and other aspects of the built environment on health


Agenda

Type Details Minutes Start Time
Presenter Clara Kaufmann*, McGill University, Andrew Stevenson, McGill University, Leia Minaker, University of Waterloo, Michael Widener, University of Toronto, Kaberi Dasgupta, McGill University, Nancy Ross, McGill University, Neighbourhood Fast Food Access and Fast Food Consumption across Canada 15 2:25 PM
Presenter Jerry Shannon*, University of Georgia, Cheap Food with a Price?: Dollar stores and residential segregation 15 2:40 PM
Presenter Sophia Alhadeff*, Macalester College, Canvas Totes and Plastic Bags: The Political Ecology of Food Assistance Effectiveness at Farmers’ Markets in the Twin Cities 15 2:55 PM
Presenter Amber DeJohn*, University of Toronto, Transit Access to Subsidized Food Stores in the American Midwest 15 3:10 PM

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