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dc.contributor.authorHerforth, Anna
dc.contributor.authorAhmed, Selena
dc.identifier.citationHerforth, Anna, and Selena Ahmed. "The Food Environment, Its Effects on Dietary Consumption, and Potential for Measurement Within Agriculture-Nutrition Interventions." Food Security 7, no. 3 (June 2015): 505-520. DOI:
dc.description.abstractThe food environment in markets constrains and signals consumers what to purchase. It encompasses availability, affordability, convenience, and desirability of various foods. The effect of income on dietary consumption is always modified by the food environment. Many agricultural interventions aim to improve incomes, increase food availability and reduce food prices. Their effects on nutrition could be better understood if food environment measures helped to explain how additional income is likely to be spent, and how food availability and prices change as a result of large-scale interventions. Additionally, measurement of the food environment could elucidate food access gaps and inform the design of nutrition-sensitive interventions. This paper reviews existing measures of the food environment, and then draws from these tools to suggest ways the food environment could be measured in future studies and monitoring.en_US
dc.rightsOpen Accessen_US
dc.titleThe Food Environment, Its Effects on Dietary Consumption, and Potential for Measurement Within Agriculture-Nutrition Interventionsen_US
mus.citation.journaltitleFood Securityen_US
mus.identifier.categoryHealth & Medical Sciencesen_US
mus.relation.collegeCollege of Education, Health & Human Developmenten_US
mus.relation.departmentHealth & Human Development.en_US
mus.relation.universityMontana State University - Bozemanen_US
mus.contributor.orcidAhmed, Selena|0000-0001-5779-0697en_US

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