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Combating The Obesogenic Environment: Helping Children Hold Onto Health

By Tanya D Whitehead

Abstract

Given the unprecedented global incidence of overweight in children, the issues that potentially create and sustain a circumstance of epidemic childhood overweight, and the efforts that are underway to prevent and remediate childhood overweight need to be examined. The article explores potentially interrelated causes of obesity/overweight in children and their families, and describe efforts underway to remediate environmental correlates through direct intervention, legislation and a shift in public policy

Topics: Online Journal of Health and Allied Sciences
Publisher: Dr. B.S. Kakkilaya
Year: 2008
OAI identifier: oai:cogprints.org:5931
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