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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Abstract

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.

EPrint Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Childhood Obesity, Obesogenic Environment, Control, Child, Obesity
Subjects:Nutritional and Metabolic Diseases > Nutrition Disorders > Child Nutrition Disorders
Persons > Age Groups > Child
Diagnosis > Diagnostic Techniques and Procedures > Physical Examination > Body Constitution > Body Weights and Measures > Body Size
-Journal Repositories > Online Journal of Health and Allied Sciences
Diagnosis > Diagnostic Techniques and Procedures > Physical Examination > Body Constitution > Body Weights and Measures > Body Size > Body Weight
Health Care Facilities, Manpower, and Services > Health Promotion
ID Code:2566
Deposited By:Dr Srinivas Kakkilaya
Deposited On:15 February 2008

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