Combating the obesogenic environment: helping children hold onto health
Whitehead, Tanya D. (2008) Combating the obesogenic environment: helping children hold onto health. Online Journal of Health and Allied Sciences, 6 (4). ISSN 0972-5997
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Given the unprecedented global incidence of overweight in children, the issues that potentially create and sustain a circumstance of epidemic childhood overweight, and the efforts that are underway to prevent and remediate childhood overweight need to be examined. The article explores potentially interrelated causes of obesity/overweight in children and their families, and describe efforts underway to remediate environmental correlates through direct intervention, legislation and a shift in public policy.
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