Chapter 16. Poverty, Household Food Insecurity and Obesity in Children

  1. Elizabeth Waters MPH, DPhil Jack Brockhoff Chair3,
  2. Boyd A. Swinburn MBChB, MD, FRACP Director Professor4,
  3. Jacob C. Seidell PhD Professor Director5 and
  4. Ricardo Uauy PhD, MD Professor6,7
  1. Cate Burns PhD Faculty of Health4,
  2. Sonya J. Jones PhD1 and
  3. Edward A. Frongillo Jr PhD Professor Chair2

Published Online: 5 MAY 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9781444318517.ch16

Preventing Childhood Obesity: Evidence Policy and Practice

Preventing Childhood Obesity: Evidence Policy and Practice

How to Cite

Burns, C., Jones, S. J. and Frongillo, E. A. (2010) Poverty, Household Food Insecurity and Obesity in Children, 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.ch16

Editor Information

  1. 3

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

  2. 4

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

  3. 5

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

  4. 6

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

  5. 7

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

Author Information

  1. 1

    Centre for Research in Nutrition and Health Disparities, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC, USA

  2. 2

    Professor and Chair, Department of Health Promotion, Education, and Behavior, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC, USA

  3. 4

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

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:

  • poverty, household food insecurity and obesity in children;
  • poverty - severe deprivation of basic human needs;
  • financial stress in developing countries;
  • household food insecurity, and consequences;
  • poverty and food insecurity - obesity prevalence in children;
  • food insecurity and child's well-being - impact;
  • low-income households obesity determining factors

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Summary

  • Introduction

  • The relationship between poverty and food insecurity and the prevalence of obesity in children

  • Public policy and practice to address obesity in financially stressed or food insecure families

  • References