Chapter 6. Evidence Framework for Childhood Obesity Prevention

  1. Elizabeth Waters MPH, DPhil Jack Brockhoff Chair1,
  2. Boyd A. Swinburn MBChB, MD, FRACP Director Professor2,
  3. Jacob C. Seidell PhD Professor Director3 and
  4. Ricardo Uauy PhD, MD Professor4,5
  1. Boyd Swinburn MBChB, MD, FRACP Director Professor

Published Online: 5 MAY 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9781444318517.ch6

Preventing Childhood Obesity: Evidence Policy and Practice

Preventing Childhood Obesity: Evidence Policy and Practice

How to Cite

Swinburn, B. (2010) Evidence Framework for Childhood Obesity Prevention, 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.ch6

Editor Information

  1. 1

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

  2. 2

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

  3. 3

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

  4. 4

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

  5. 5

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

Author Information

  1. 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

SEARCH

Keywords:

  • childhood obesity prevention evidence - evidence synthesis;
  • community approaches as EPODE and the Colac Be Active Eat Well programs - thirst for community interventions;
  • childhood obesity prevention - an evidence framework;
  • International Obesity Taskforce (IOTF) - identifying key questions;
  • enormous evidence needs in obesity prevention;
  • International obesity taskforce - obesity prevention evidence framework;
  • intervention portfolio;
  • US Planet Health Program - and Planet Health's estimated cost–effectiveness ratio;
  • intervention selection - evidence role in process;
  • ACE- Obesity project (Assessing Cost–Effectiveness of Obesity Interventions) - funded by Victorian government in Australia

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Summary and recommendations for practice

  • Introduction

  • Definitions and hierarchies of evidence

  • Evidence on the burden and determinants of obesity

  • Opportunities for action — who, where, how?

  • Effectiveness of potential interventions

  • Creating aportfolio of interventions

  • Evidence needs

  • Conclusions

  • Acknowledgements

  • References