The Canadian Food Environment Dataset (Can-FED) is a geographic-based set of measures that represents the food environment of Canadian communities. The primary envisioned use of the Can-FED is research and analysis of the relationship between the local food environment, dietary intake and health outcomes. By using geography conversion tools such as the Postal Code Conversion File (PCCF+),(5)it is possible to link Can-FED measures to individual-level health data from national-level survey platforms (e.g., the Canadian Health Measures Survey and the Canadian Community Health Survey) or to investigator-led cohorts. A diversity of food categories was chosen to represent an inclusive set of different and overarching food outlet types, such as healthy food retailers (e.g., supermarkets, grocery stores), convenient food options (e.g., corner stores, fast-food outlets), and independent and specialty retailers (e.g., bakeries, fish markets, coffee shops), amongst other options.
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