The Food environment assessment tool (Feat) has been developed by CEDAR and the MRC Epidemiology Unit at the University of Cambridge. It allows for detailed exploration of the geography of food retail access across England.

Feat is underpinned by the latest scientific evidence about how food access in our neighbourhoods affects our dietary choices, body weight and health. It will allow you to map, measure and monitor access to food outlets at a neighbourhood level, including changes over time.

It is designed around the needs of professionals in public health, environmental health and planning roles, locally and nationally. Use it to:

  • generate local evidence for use in the development of Obesity Strategies, Local and Neighbourhood Plans, JSNAs and Strategic Planning Documents.
  • support planning decisions
  • compare food access between neighbourhoods, and see where is changing fastest
  • target interventions, and test the effectiveness of planning policies

Access Feat

Contact the Feat team: feat-tool@mrc-epid.cam.ac.uk