Preventing Childhood Obesity: Evidence Policy and Practice

Preventing Childhood Obesity: Evidence Policy and Practice

Editor(s): Elizabeth Waters, Boyd A. Swinburn, Jacob C. Seidell, Ricardo Uauy

Published Online: 5 MAY 2010

Print ISBN: 9781405158893

Online ISBN: 9781444318517

DOI: 10.1002/9781444318517

About this Book

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.

Table of contents

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  1. Part 1: The Context

    1. Chapter 1

      The Childhood Obesity Epidemic (pages 3–14)

      Tim Lobstein, Louise A Baur and Rachel Jackson-Leach

  2. Part 2: Evidence Synthesis

    1. Chapter 8

      Evidence of the Influence of Home and Family Environment (pages 64–70)

      Johannes Brug, Saskia te Velde, Ilse De Bourdeaudhuij and Stef Kremers

    2. Chapter 11

      Obesity Prevention in Secondary Schools (pages 88–93)

      Lauren Prosser, Tommy L. S. Visscher, Colleen Doak and Luis A. Moreno

  3. Part 2: Evidenace Synthesis

  4. Part 3: Evidence Generation and Utilization

    1. Chapter 22

      Knowledge Translation and Exchange for Obesity Prevention (pages 184–191)

      Rebecca Armstrong, Lauren Prosser, Maureen Dobbins and Elizabeth Waters

  5. Part 4: Policy and Practice

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