Preventing Childhood Obesity: Health in the Balance

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Jeffrey Koplan, Catharyn T. Liverman, Vivica I. Kraak
National Academies Press, 2005 - Medical - 414 pages
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Preventing Childhood Obesity provides a broad-based examination of the nature, extent, and consequences of obesity in U. S. children and youth, including the social, environmental, medical, and dietary factors responsible for its increased prevalence. The book also offers a prevention-oriented action plan that identifies the most promising array of short-term and longer-term interventions, as well as recommendations for the roles and responsibilities of numerous stakeholders in various sectors of society to reduce its future occurrence. Preventing Childhood Obesity explores the underlying causes of this serious health problem and the actions needed to initiate, support, and sustain the societal and lifestyle changes that can reverse the trend among our children and youth. (Midwest).
 

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Contents

Executive Summary
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1 Introduction
21
2 Extent and Consequences of Childhood Obesity
54
3 Developing an Action Plan
79
4 A National Public Health Priority
125
5 Industry Advertising Media and Public Education
153
6 Local Communities
193
7 Schools
237
9 Confronting the Childhood Obesity Epidemic
319
Appendixes
327
B Glossary
331
C Literature Review
339
D Lessons Learned from Public Health Efforts and Their Relevance to Preventing Childhood Obesity
343
E Workshop Programs
377
F Biographical Sketches
383
Index
395

8 Home
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