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USING GEOGRAPHIC THEORY AND DATA TO UNDERSTAND FOOD ENVIRONMENTS

The Department of Geography presents a talk by Michael Widener, Assistant Professor in the University of Toronto Department of Geography and Planning: "Using time geographic theory, GPS trajectories, and time-use data to understand food environments."

The ubiquity of GPS enabled devices and other location-sensing technologies has revolutionized how geographers and health researchers design and execute studies exploring the links between the built environment and healthy behaviours. While these new data sources provide high resolution and dynamic information about movements and exposures, their use is often applied without a critical assessment of their strengths, limitations and connection to geographic theory. 

Given this, Widener will propose a revisiting of core theories from time and transportation geographies and link these to research on food shopping and dietary behaviours. I use data from our recent Food Activities, Socioeconomics, Time-use, and Transportation (FASTT) Study, which collected seven days of GPS, health, dietary, and time-use data in two neighbourhoods in Toronto, Canada. Examples from the FASTT Study are used to demonstrate the exciting potential of linking time and transportation geographies to everyday health behaviors.

A valuable lecture for faculty and students in Geographic Information Science, Urban and Regional Planning and Public Health.

Friday, December 6, 2019 at 3:30pm

Pepper Building (PCB), Broad Auditorium
636 W Call St., Tallahassee, FL

Event Type

Lecture, Speakers & Lectures

Departments Filters

Colleges, Social Sciences and Public Policy, College of, Social Sciences and Public Policy

Website

https://coss.fsu.edu/node/640

Group
Faculty & Staff, Students
Hashtag

#fsugeography

Contact Name:

Sandy Wong

Contact Email

swong@fsu.edu

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