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Involving Retail Grocers in the Obesity Epidemic

Cieslak, Megan (2006) Involving Retail Grocers in the Obesity Epidemic. Master's Thesis, University of Pittsburgh. (Unpublished)

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Obesity is a national health crisis that demands immediate action from multiple stakeholders, both within and outside of traditional health domains. As interventions are developed to address this epidemic, this paper serves as a resource of public health importance as it discusses potential roles that retail grocers can play to improve national nutrition. By synthesizing literature from the health and marketing fields as well as publications from the grocery industry, three primary recommendations are presented: Contribute to nutritional assessments, influence dietary choices in the retail setting, and partner with local stakeholders. Additionally, the Social Ecological Theory is applied as a guiding framework to evaluate and plan grocery store interventions. Suggestions for future research and next steps are also provided. This report is potentially useful for health professionals interested in community nutrition and for store operators concerned with their store's image and meeting their customer's needs.


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Item Type: University of Pittsburgh ETD
Status: Unpublished
CreatorsEmailPitt UsernameORCID
ETD Committee:
TitleMemberEmail AddressPitt UsernameORCID
Committee ChairAli, Robbierali@pitt.eduRALI
Committee MemberButler, Jamesjbutler9@pitt.eduJBUTLER9
Committee MemberDodd,
Committee MemberYoo, Seunghyunsyoo@pitt.eduSYOO
Date: 1 June 2006
Date Type: Completion
Defense Date: 3 April 2006
Approval Date: 1 June 2006
Submission Date: 11 April 2006
Access Restriction: No restriction; Release the ETD for access worldwide immediately.
Institution: University of Pittsburgh
Schools and Programs: School of Public Health > Behavioral and Community Health Sciences
Degree: MPH - Master of Public Health
Thesis Type: Master's Thesis
Refereed: Yes
Uncontrolled Keywords: community nutrition; grocery stores; obesity; supermarket
Other ID:, etd-04112006-222210
Date Deposited: 10 Nov 2011 19:35
Last Modified: 15 Nov 2016 13:39


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