Table 1

Scoping review questions

AspectResearch questions
DescriptiveWhat is the volume of studies published by year?
What is the geographical scope of the publications?
MethodsWhat type of theoretical approaches and research methods are used?
What types of studies are published?
What population groups are being studied?
Nutrition and healthWhat themes are being studied?
What dimensions* of food environments are being studied?
To what extent are studies measuring outcomes in nutrition and health?
What are the outcomes in health and nutrition reported to date, if any?
Are there other outcomes being reported (eg, societal, economic)?
  • *Availability, prices, vendor and product properties, marketing, accessibility, affordability, convenience and desirability. The dimensions are defined by the conceptual framework applied in the study.