Advertising of unhealthy foods and beverages around primary and junior high schools in Ghana's most urbanized and populous region.

Last updated on 13-12-2022 by Stefanie Vandevijvere

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INTRODUCTION: The advertising of energy-dense, nutrient-poor foods and beverages is a common feature in obesogenic food environments. Such advertising, within and around settings where children live, learn, and play, negatively affects their food acquisition and consumption. We examined the extent and nature of food and beverage advertising around primary and junior high schools in Ghana’s most populous and urbanized region, Greater Accra. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Outdoor advertisements for foods and beverages within a 250 m road network distance of 200 randomly sampled schools were geocod…

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