This article presents the conclusions of a work group charged with improving instrumentation to assess food and activity environments. The paper identifies key challenges and makes recommendations to improve instrumentation in this field.
- Establish a repository for food and activity environment instrumentation that is regularly updated and interactive.
- Increase instrumentation data sharing to test and improve current instrumentation.
- Evaluate instrumentation to identify the best available instruments to assess change in food and activity environments.
The field of research around food and physical environments is young and actively growing. A more robust set of measurement instruments will strengthen this field's contributions to population health.