Chapter 11. Obesity Prevention in Secondary Schools

  1. Elizabeth Waters MPH, DPhil Jack Brockhoff Chair4,
  2. Boyd A. Swinburn MBChB, MD, FRACP Director Professor5,
  3. Jacob C. Seidell PhD Professor Director6 and
  4. Ricardo Uauy PhD, MD Professor7,8
  1. Lauren Prosser BAppSci, PhD Research Fellow1,
  2. Tommy L. S. Visscher PhD Research Coordinator2,
  3. Colleen Doak MA, PhD Assistant Professor Faculty2 and
  4. Luis A. Moreno MD, PhD Professor3

Published Online: 5 MAY 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9781444318517.ch11

Preventing Childhood Obesity: Evidence Policy and Practice

Preventing Childhood Obesity: Evidence Policy and Practice

How to Cite

Prosser, L., Visscher, T. L. S., Doak, C. and Moreno, L. A. (2010) Obesity Prevention in Secondary Schools, in Preventing Childhood Obesity: Evidence Policy and Practice (eds E. Waters, B. A. Swinburn, J. C. Seidell and R. Uauy), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444318517.ch11

Editor Information

  1. 4

    McCaughey Centre, Melbourne School of Population Health, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia

  2. 5

    WHO Collaborating Centre for Obesity Prevention, Deakin University, Melbourne, Australia

  3. 6

    EMGO Institute for Health and Care Research, VU University and VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

  4. 7

    Nutrition and Public Health, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, London, UK

  5. 8

    Institute of Nutrition, INTA-University of Chile, Santiago, Chile

Author Information

  1. 1

    Jack Brockoff Child Health and Wellbeing Program, McCaughey Centre, Melbourne School of Population Health, The University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia

  2. 2

    Institute of Health Sciences, VU University, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

  3. 3

    Department of Public Health, University of Zaragoza, Zaragoza, Spain

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 5 MAY 2010
  2. Published Print: 23 APR 2010

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405158893

Online ISBN: 9781444318517

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Keywords:

  • obesity prevention in secondary schools;
  • stakeholders - parents, schools - in improving dietary patterns;
  • adolescence's irregular food patterns - overweight and obesity;
  • school-based approaches - classroom-based activities promoting healthy eating;
  • parental involvement and obesity prevention;
  • children's views on walking and cycling - car use culture;
  • obesity prevention in adolescence

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Summary and recommendations for practice

  • Method

  • Adolescence and overweight and obesity

  • School, family and community approaches

  • Evidence for obesity prevention in adolescence

  • References