San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
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Retail food environment assessments have become increasingly important in measuring environmental exposures to healthier and less healthy foods and their relationship to dietary and purchasing behaviours.
To date, there is limited evidence to guide the process and administration of food environment assessment surveys within diverse populations and ethno-cultural food practices.
This webinar will share promising practices for conducting retail food environment assessment in ethno-culturally diverse neighbourhoods, based on examples from Toronto.
Dr.Surabhi Khare received her PhD in psychology from Banaras Hindu University, India. She is currently working as a program coordinator at Community Matters Toronto responsible for developing partnerships with local agencies, managing and delivering the organization’s Healthy Living Program. Dr. Khare was part of the field research team guiding and implementing the retail food environment assessment with Toronto Public Health.
Brian Lo, PhD(c), MPH, RD, is a PhD student at Cornell University studying community nutrition. Prior to his doctoral studies, he was with Toronto Public Health’s food strategy team, evaluating the impact of two interventions—a healthy corner store and a mobile food market—in two low-income neighborhoods. He was the lead in conducting the retail food environment assessment of the project.His research interests include exploring determinants of healthy eating in different social and environmental contexts; using mixed-methods to plan, manage, and evaluate relevant health-enhancing strategies, particularly among underserved populations; and employing community engagement and capacity-building approaches to conduct health research.
When & Where
Nutrition Resource Centre
The Nutrition Resource Centre (NRC) was established in 1999. The NRC’s objective is to be a leader in advancing public health in Ontario by supporting a broad range of professionals around issues related to healthy eating and nutrition. Our goal is to strengthen the capacity of public health nutrition and health promotion professionals by:
·Facilitating collaboration and communication
·Providing policy development support
·Serving as a central hub for healthy eating and nutrition resources and tools
The Ontario Public Health Association (OPHA) is an organization of individuals and constituent associations from various sectors and disciplines that have an interest in improving the health of Ontarians. Founded in 1949, OPHA is a voluntary, charitable, non-profit association whose mission is to provide leadership on issues affecting the public’s health and to strengthen the impact of people who are active in the public and community health throughout Ontario.