Preventing Childhood Obesity : Evidence Policy and Practice

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  • Edition: 1st
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  • Copyright: 2010-05-10
  • Publisher: B M J Books
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Written by authors from the Cochrane Collaboration and WHO sponsored symposium on obesity, this book provides evidence-based reviews of what is and what is not effective in preventing overweight and obesity and reducing the incidence and prevalence. The book is both an update of key components of the evidence for physical activity, nutrition, school based interventions, and community interventions broadly, and a practical text for the development and evaluation of community interventions. Since establishing preventive behaviors and supportive environments in early childhood is the most effective strategy, the book focuses on childhood obesity.

Author Biography

Elizabeth Waters MPH. D Phil, Jack Brockhoff Chair of Child Public Health, McCaughey Centre, Melbourne School of Population Health, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia
Boyd A Swinburn MBChB, MD, FRACP, Professor of Population Health, School of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences and Director, WHO Collaborating Centre for Obesity Prevention, Deakin University, Melbourne, Australia.
Jacob C. Seidell PhD, Professor of Nutrition and Health, Director, Institute of Health Sciences, EMGO Institute for Health and Care Research, VU University and VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Richardo Uauy PhD, MD, Professor, Nutrition and Public Health Intervention, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, London, UK and Institute of Nutrition, INTA-University of Chile, Santiago, Chile

Table of Contents

Contributorsp. v
Forewordp. xi
Prefacep. xiii
The contextp. 1
The childhood obesity epidemicp. 3
Lessons from the control of other epidemicsp. 15
Childhood obesity prevention overviewp. 22
No country for fat children? Ethical questions concerning community-based programs to prevent obesityp. 31
A human rights approach to childhood obesity preventionp. 40
Evidence synthesisp. 47
Evidence framework for childhood obesity preventionp. 49
Evidence of multi-setting approaches for obesity prevention: translation to best practicep. 57
Evidence of the influence of home and family environmentp. 64
Obesity prevention in early childhoodp. 71
Obesity prevention in primary school settings: evidence from intervention studiesp. 79
Obesity prevention in secondary schoolsp. 88
The prevention of childhood obesity in primary care settings: evidence and practicep. 94
Links between children's independent mobility, active transport, physical activity and obesityp. 105
Evidence on the food environment and obesityp. 113
Food and beverage marketing to childrenp. 120
Poverty, household food insecurity and obesity in childrenp. 129
Socio-cultural issues and body imagep. 138
Developing countries perspective on interventions to prevent overweight and obesity in childrenp. 147
Evidence generation and utilizationp. 155
Evaluation of community-based obesity interventionsp. 157
Economic evaluation of obesity interventionsp. 167
Monitoring of childhood obesityp. 175
Knowledge translation and exchange for obesity preventionp. 184
The role of advocacyp. 192
Policy and practicep. 201
The role of policy in preventing childhood obesityp. 203
Developing the political climate for actionp. 212
Community interventions-planning for sustainabilityp. 220
Community capacity buildingp. 232
Social marketing to prevent childhood obesityp. 243
Obesity in early childhood and working in pre-school settingsp. 253
Working with schoolsp. 263
Working in primary carep. 269
Working with minority groups in developed countriesp. 276
Developing country perspectives on obesity prevention policies and practicesp. 283
Preventing childhood obesity: looking forwardp. 292
Indexp. 298
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