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© The AuthorsWe identified factors in the physical food environment that influence dietary behaviours among low-income dwellers in three African cities (Nairobi, Accra, Ho). We used Photovoice with 142 males/females (≥13 years). In the neighbourhood environment, poor hygiene, environmental sanitation, food contamination and adulteration were key concerns. Economic access was perceived as a major barrier to accessing nutritionally safe and healthy foods. Home gardening supplemented household nutritional needs, particularly in Nairobi. Policies to enhance food safety in neighbourhood environments are required. Home gardening, food pricing policies and social protection schemes could reduce financial barriers to safe and healthy diets.
Author(s): Pradeilles R, Irache A, Wanjohi MN, Holdsworth M, Laar A, Zotor F, Tandoh A, Klomegah S, Graham F, Muthuri SK, Kimani-Murage EW, Coleman N, Green MA, Osei-Kwasi HA, Bohr M, Rousham EK, Asiki G, Akparibo R, Mensah K, Aryeetey R, Bricas N, Griffiths P
Publication type: Article
Publication status: Published
Journal: Health and Place
Print publication date: 01/09/2021
Online publication date: 07/08/2021
Acceptance date: 02/08/2021
Date deposited: 24/08/2021
ISSN (print): 1353-8292
ISSN (electronic): 1873-2054
Publisher: Elsevier Ltd
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