Availability of healthy and unhealthy foods in modern retail outlets located in selected districts of Greater Accra Region, Ghana.

Last updated on 12-12-2022 by Stefanie Vandevijvere

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BACKGROUND: Intake of unhealthy foods is linked to the onset of obesity and diet-related non-communicable diseases (NCDs). Availability of unhealthy (nutritionally poor) foods can influence preference, purchasing and consumption of such foods. This study determined the healthiness of foods sold at modern retail outlets- supermarkets and mini-marts in the Greater Accra Region of Ghana. METHODS: All modern retail outlets located in six districts of Greater Accra were eligible. Those < 200 m of floor area and with permanent structures were categorized as mini-marts; and those ≥200 m as s…

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