Preventing Childhood Obesity: Evidence Policy and Practice

Preventing Childhood Obesity: Evidence Policy and Practice

by Elizabeth Waters
     
 

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Obesity is one of the biggest public health challenges in the 21st century. Devising effective policy and practice to combat childhood obesity is a high priority for many governments and health professionals internationally. This book brings together contributors from around the world and showcases the latest evidence-based research on community and policy…  See more details below

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Obesity is one of the biggest public health challenges in the 21st century. Devising effective policy and practice to combat childhood obesity is a high priority for many governments and health professionals internationally. This book brings together contributors from around the world and showcases the latest evidence-based research on community and policy interventions to prevent unhealthy weight gain and improve the health and well-being of children. The authors highlight from the evidence available what is and what is not effective and provide recommendations on how to implement and evaluate promising interventions for obesity prevention.

This book is an essential read for all public health practitioners, early childhood professionals, health care providers and clinicians working to reduce the prevalence of childhood obesity in their communities.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
“Until researchers respond, however, this book confirms that valuable lessons from other sectors can be interpreted, adapted, and applied in childhood obesity prevention and intervention programs.”  (Journal of Youth & Adolescence, 5 November 2012)

"By the end of the book, the reader will understand the real threat facing the world in fighting this disease." (Sultan Qaboos University Medical Journal, December 2010) "Preventing Childhood Obesity will be invaluable in stimulatingpolicy development, as well as thedesign of new experimental strategiesto curb the childhood obesity epidemic." (The Lancet, June 2010)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781444359299
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
08/24/2011
Series:
Evidence-Based Medicine , #62
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
320
File size:
5 MB

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From the Publisher
"By the end of the book, the reader will understand the real threat facing the world in fighting this disease." (Sultan Qaboos University Medical Journal, December 2010)

"Preventing Childhood Obesity will be invaluable in stimulating policy development, as well as the design of new experimental strategies to curb the childhood obesity epidemic." (The Lancet, June 2010)

Meet the Author

Elizabeth Waters, MPH, DPhil

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

Ricardo 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

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