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Canadian Journal of Public Health

, Volume 107, Supplement 1, pp eS68–eS70 | Cite as

Retail food environments research: Promising future with more work to be done

  • Daniel Fuller
  • Rachel Engler-StringerEmail author
  • Nazeem Muhajarine
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Abstract

As members of the scientific committee for the Food Environments in Canada conference, we reflect on the current state of food environments research in Canada. We are very encouraged that the field is growing and there have been many collaborative efforts to link researchers in Canada, including the 2015 Food Environments in Canada Symposium and Workshop. We believe there are 5 key challenges the field will need to collectively address: theory and causality; replication and extension; consideration of rural, northern and vulnerable populations; policy analysis; and intervention research. In addressing the challenges, we look forward to working together to conduct more sophisticated, complex and community-driven food environments research in the future.

Key words

Food environment research exposure 

Résumé

En tant que membres du comité scientifique de la conférence « Food Environments in Canada », nous réfléchissons à l’état actuel de la recherche sur les environnements alimentaires au pays. Nous sommes très encouragés par la croissance du domaine et par les nombreux efforts concertés pour établir des liens entre les chercheurs à l’échelle nationale, dont le colloque et l’atelier « Food Environments in Canada » de 2015. Nous croyons qu’il y a cinq grands défis à relever collectivement dans ce domaine: la théorie et la causalité; la répétition et la vulgarisation des résultats; la prise en compte des populations rurales, nordiques et vulnérables; l’analyse des politiques; et la recherche d’intervention. Pour aborder ces défis, nous envisageons avec intérêt de travailler ensemble à mener des études de recherche sur les environnements alimentaires plus élaborées, plus complexes et plus axées sur les communautés à l’avenir.

Mots Clés

nourriture environnement recherche exposition 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Daniel Fuller
    • 1
    • 2
  • Rachel Engler-Stringer
    • 2
    • 3
    Email author
  • Nazeem Muhajarine
    • 2
    • 3
  1. 1.School of Public HealthUniversity of SaskatchewanSaskatoonCanada
  2. 2.Saskatchewan Population Health and Evaluation Research UnitCanada
  3. 3.Department of Community Health and EpidemiologyUniversity of SaskatchewanSaskatoonCanada

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