Childhood Obesity Prevention

Childhood Obesity Prevention

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Childhood obesity is an international public health concern, with a high profile in both the media and government policy. Controversial issues in the prevention of childhood obesity need to be considered early in the development of school, clinical or community prevention programs, as these issues are often the ones that promote the success or failure of attempts to ameliorate the problem at hand. This book combines health education theory, research, and practice to guide researchers, students, educators, community health workers and practitioners in the prevention of childhood obesity and the promotion of child and adolescent health and well-being. It examines controversy in childhood obesity, including the link with poverty and the difficulty of addressing obesity whilst also tackling the issue of eating disorders. The prevalence of childhood obesity is covered, with international chapters examining the importance of factors such as social class and ethnic differences, and global and local trends are identified. Approaches to prevention are presented, and the book concludes with the successful outcome of various interventions, demonstrating how the whole school community can collaborate to promote health among young people. Click here to view the foreword by Sir Michael MarmotDiscussions often focus not only on how to make healthy choices in different situations (e.g. at the mall food court), but also ... and receive the healthy eating/ energy balance message in order to prevent both obesity and disordered eating.


Title:Childhood Obesity Prevention
Author: Jennifer A. O'Dea, Michael P. Eriksen
Publisher:Oxford University Press, USA - 2010
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