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Preventing childhood obesity [electronic resource] : evidence, policy, and practice /
edited by Elizabeth Waters ... [et al.].
imprint
Chichester, West Sussex ; Hoboken, NJ : Blackwell Pub., 2010.
description
p. ; cm.
ISBN
9781405158893
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Book
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imprint
Chichester, West Sussex ; Hoboken, NJ : Blackwell Pub., 2010.
isbn
9781405158893
restrictions
Licensed for access by U. of T. users.
catalogue key
8036087
 
Includes bibliographical references.
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Review Quotes
"By the end of the book, the reader will understand the real threat facing the world in fighting this disease." (Sultan Qaboos University Medical Journal, December 2010) "Preventing Childhood Obesity will be invaluable in stimulating policy development, as well as the design of new experimental strategies to curb the childhood obesity epidemic." ( The Lancet , June 2010)
"Preventing Childhood Obesity will be invaluable in stimulating policy development, as well as the design of new experimental strategies to curb the childhood obesity epidemic." (The Lancet, June 2010)
"Until researchers respond, however, this book confirms that valuable lessons from other sectors can be interpreted, adapted, and applied in childhood obesity prevention and intervention programs." ( Journal of Youth & Adolescence , 5 November 2012) "By the end of the book, the reader will understand the real threat facing the world in fighting this disease." (Sultan Qaboos University Medical Journal, December 2010) "Preventing Childhood Obesity will be invaluable in stimulatingpolicy development, as well as thedesign of new experimental strategiesto curb the childhood obesity epidemic." ( The Lancet , June 2010)
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Summaries
Long Description
Obesity has reached epidemic proportions worldwide and continues to rise in developed and developing countries. With its implications for chronic life threatening conditions such as heart disease and diabetes, and other chronic disabilities including musculoskeletal disorders, it is of major concern to health care providers and governments worldwide.This book, evolving from a symposium of speakers from the Cochrane Collaboration and WHO Collaborating Centre researching into the causes and interventions in obesity, will be a unique and ground-breaking publication. Concentrating on community-based interventions, it will discuss what is and what is not effective in preventing overweight and obesity and reducing the incidence and prevalence. The text will be both an update of key components of the evidence: physical activity, nutrition, school based interventions, and community interventions broadly, as well as a practical text for the development and evaluation of community interventions. Since establishing preventive behaviours and supportive environments in early childhood within the family and community context is the most effective strategy for individual and population health and wellbeing, this text will focus on childhood obesity.This book will be an invaluable resource for public health practitioners, early childhood professionals, health care providers and clinicians working to reduce the incidence and prevalence of obesity in their communities. It is likely to have significant effect on health organizations worldwide that are seeking for solutions to an ever growing socio-political issue.In developing the project Elizabeth Waters says: "there is enormous merit and commercial potential for a text which provides an evidence based practice - practice based evidence approach to community interventions for child and adult overweight and obesity. A text providing evidence and recommendations for how to do community intervention and evaluation would be a top of the pops best seller as it is clear that this approach is going to be the most effective, and it is where the greatest lack of knowledge and skills is currrently."
Main Description
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.
Main Description
Written by authors from the Cochrane Collaboration and WHO sponsored symposium on obesity, this book provides evidence-based reviews of what is and what is not effective in preventing overweight and obesity and reducing the incidence and prevalence. The book is both an update of key components of the evidence for physical activity, nutrition, school based interventions, and community interventions broadly, and a practical text for the development and evaluation of community interventions. Since establishing preventive behaviors and supportive environments in early childhood is the most effective strategy, the book focuses on childhood obesity.
Table of Contents
Contributorsp. v
Forewordp. xi
Prefacep. xiii
The contextp. 1
The childhood obesity epidemicp. 3
Lessons from the control of other epidemicsp. 15
Childhood obesity prevention overviewp. 22
No country for fat children? Ethical questions concerning community-based programs to prevent obesityp. 31
A human rights approach to childhood obesity preventionp. 40
Evidence synthesisp. 47
Evidence framework for childhood obesity preventionp. 49
Evidence of multi-setting approaches for obesity prevention: translation to best practicep. 57
Evidence of the influence of home and family environmentp. 64
Obesity prevention in early childhoodp. 71
Obesity prevention in primary school settings: evidence from intervention studiesp. 79
Obesity prevention in secondary schoolsp. 88
The prevention of childhood obesity in primary care settings: evidence and practicep. 94
Links between children's independent mobility, active transport, physical activity and obesityp. 105
Evidence on the food environment and obesityp. 113
Food and beverage marketing to childrenp. 120
Poverty, household food insecurity and obesity in childrenp. 129
Socio-cultural issues and body imagep. 138
Developing countries perspective on interventions to prevent overweight and obesity in childrenp. 147
Evidence generation and utilizationp. 155
Evaluation of community-based obesity interventionsp. 157
Economic evaluation of obesity interventionsp. 167
Monitoring of childhood obesityp. 175
Knowledge translation and exchange for obesity preventionp. 184
The role of advocacyp. 192
Policy and practicep. 201
The role of policy in preventing childhood obesityp. 203
Developing the political climate for actionp. 212
Community interventions-planning for sustainabilityp. 220
Community capacity buildingp. 232
Social marketing to prevent childhood obesityp. 243
Obesity in early childhood and working in pre-school settingsp. 253
Working with schoolsp. 263
Working in primary carep. 269
Working with minority groups in developed countriesp. 276
Developing country perspectives on obesity prevention policies and practicesp. 283
Preventing childhood obesity: looking forwardp. 292
Indexp. 298
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