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Viewing obesogenic advertising in children's neighbourhoods using Google Street View

NZ Research Abstract

posted by WM Admin on 2018-07-10 16:25:30.345


Victoria Egli
Caryn Zinn
Lisa M. Mackay
Niamh Donnellan
Karen Villanueva
Suzanne Mavoa
Daniel Exeter
Stefanie Vandevijvere
Melody Smith

Year of Publication



Geographical Research, 5 July [Epub before print]

Publication Type

Journal article (peer reviewed)

Publication Status



The authors explore the issues involved in the use of Google Street View to investigate outdoor food and beverage advertising. The study was conducted within walkable distances from 19 schools in Auckland. They identify challenges including outdoor advertisements not being able to be categorised; for example, because images were unclear. Their results show that children are exposed to a significantly greater number of unhealthy advertising than other advertising, and they conclude there is promise for the use of Google Street View in the study of obesogenic environments.

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