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1st Edition

Transforming Food Environments

Edited By

Charlotte EL Evans

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ISBN 9780367488604
March 14, 2022 Forthcoming by CRC Press
376 Pages 39 Color & 17 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

We regularly find ourselves in food environments that promote the consumption of high fat and sugary foods rather than encouraging us to eat more fruit and vegetables. However, because of increased media attention, people are becoming more interested in alternative approaches to improving the many food-related decisions we make daily. Transforming Food Environments features evidence from several disciplines exploring initiatives that have improved food environments and discusses the importance of achieving success in equitable and sustainable ways.

The book presents information on diverse food environments followed by methods that help readers become aware of the design of interventions and food policies. It covers food environments in schools, workplaces, and community centres as well as fast food establishments and food marketing. The book presents methods to help encourage better food choices and purchase of healthier foods. It explores persuasion tactics used by health professionals such as changing availability and/or price, using nudging techniques, and food labelling.

Led by Editor Charlotte Evans, Associate Professor of Nutritional Epidemiology and Public Health Nutrition at the University of Leeds; and written by an international range of authors from countries including the US, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Japan and the United Kingdom, this multidisciplinary book appeals to students, researchers, public health professionals and policy makers. It also raises awareness and provides a comprehensive treatment of the importance of our environments on food choice.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Introduction to the Food Environment
Charlotte EL Evans

Chapter 2: The Home Food Environment
Alice Kininmonth, Alison Fildes

Chapter 3: The School Food Environment
Suzanne Spence, Grace Gardner, Dorota Zarnowiecki, Katie Adolphus Clare L Lawton, Louise Dye, Emma Patterson, Charlotte EL Evans

Chapter 4: The Workplace Food Environment
Heather M. Padilla, Enid C. Roemer, Rachel E. McCardel, David M. DeJoy

Chapter 5: The Retail Food Environment
Christina Vogel, Carmen Piernas

Chapter 6: Role of the Food Industry in Improving the Food Environment: Reformulation and Logistical Considerations
Nastasia Belc, Eleonora Morganti, Denisa Eglantina Duță, Teodora – Alexandra Iordache, Katherine Flynn

Chapter 7: The Role of the Food Industry in Public Health Nutrition
Simon Capewell, Ffion Lloyd Williams

Chapter 8: The Fast Food and out-of-home Food Environments
Charlotte EL Evans, Ayyoub Taher, Cath Rycroft, Pablo Monsivais

Chapter 9: The Community Food Environments
Susan Caswell, Margaret Allman-Farinelli, Dana Olstad, Patti-Jean Naylor

Chapter 10: The Role of Places of Worship in the Food Environment
Emma Tomalin

Chapter 11: Food Insecurity, Poverty and the Very Low-Income Food Environment
Maddy Power, Suzy Liddell, Mariko Koide

Chapter 12: Nutrition Communication in Public Health and the Media
Cassandra H Ellis, Charlotte EL Evans

Chapter 13: Nutrition Labelling on Food Products and Menus
Sally Moore, Yael Benn

Chapter 14: Commercial Marketing Food Environment for Young People
Vivica I. Kraak, Emma Boyland

Chapter 15: Portion Size of energy- and nutrient-dense food
Holly Rippin, Marion Hetherington, Charlotte EL Evans

Chapter 16: Choice architecture and nudging for better food choice
Hannah Ensaff, Naoki Kondo

Chapter 17: Financial Incentives to Promote Healthier Diets
Adam Martin, Elisa VargasChapter 18: Importance of Sustainable Food Environments
Christine Cleghorn, Christian Reynolds

Chapter 19: Evaluation of Interventions, Programmes and Policies in Food Environments
Charlotte EL Evans, Atsushi Miyawaki, Anja MizdrakChapter 20: Systems approaches to improve the food environment for disease prevention
Tarra Penney, Chloe Clifford Astbury, Emma Strachan

Chapter 21: Conclusions and next steps in improving food environments
Charlotte EL Evans, Jayne Woodside, Janet Cade, Maria Bryant, Carolyn Auma

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Charlotte EL Evans is an Associate Professor in Nutritional Epidemiology and Public Health Nutrition at the University of Leeds, UK, with more than 20 years’ experience in researching dietary behaviour and food environments. She is dedicated to improving the quality of children’s and adolescents diets particularly for those on the poorest diets. Her research focuses on making the healthier choice the easier choice with experience in a range of food environments including schools, hospitals, fast food and nutrition in the media. Another key area of her research is the evaluations of programmes and policies to improve diet quality such as increasing fruit and vegetable consumption and decreasing free sugars. She has more than 100 publications including papers, book chapters, a special issue on adolescent diet and conference abstracts. She has also presented her work internationally and has regularly featured on television and the radio communicating hers and others work in diet behaviour. In 2016 she was awarded the prestigious Elsie Widdowson Medal for contributions to Public Health Nutrition by the UK Nutrition Society.