Technical Bulletin No. (TB-1953) 46 pp

March 2019

Capturing the Complete Food Environment With Commercial Data: A Comparison of TDLinx, ReCount, and NETS Databases

This study compares the TDLinx, ReCount, and NETS databases to each other and to the Economic Census to evaluate each dataset's relative coverage of the food environment, or the number and types of food outlets available in local communities across the United States.

Keywords: food environment, commercial data, NETS, TDLinx, ReCount, food at home, food away from home, grocery stores, restaurants, food service, food retail, diet quality, health, geographic access, low-income Americans

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