Wednesday, March 5 | 9:25 - 10:40 AM
The food environment can be conceptualized as overlapping interactive domains that uniquely contribute influence for shaping child dietary behavior.
The food environment can be conceptualized as overlapping interactive domains composed of built and natural, sociocultural, political and economic, micro-level and macro-level environments. Each type and level of environment uniquely contributes influence through a mosaic of determinants depicting the food environment as a major setting for shaping child dietary behavior. Health is a multi-factorial state, with the food environment representing a substantial part of the full environmental context in which a child grows, develops, eats, and behaves. This symposium includes the home, school and community food environment's influence on health, with the aim of presenting an ecologically informed model for future research and intervention of the food environment.
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