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The foodscape: classification and field validation of secondary data sources

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  • Amelia A. Lake
  • Thomas Burgoine
  • Fiona Greenhalgh
  • Elaine Stamp
  • Rachel Tyrrell
<mark>Journal publication date</mark>07/2010
<mark>Journal</mark>Health and Place
Issue number4
Number of pages8
Pages (from-to)666-673
Publication StatusPublished
<mark>Original language</mark>English


The aims were to; develop a food environment classification tool and to test the acceptability and validity of three secondary sources of food environment data within a defined urban area of Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, using a field validation method.

A 21 point (with 77 sub-categories) classification tool was developed. The fieldwork recorded 617 establishments selling food and/or food products. The sensitivity analysis of the secondary sources against fieldwork for the Newcastle City Council data was good (83.6%), while Yell.com and the Yellow Pages were low (51.2% and 50.9%, respectively).

To improve the quality of secondary data, multiple sources should be used in order to achieve a realistic picture of the foodscape. (C) 2010 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.