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Public health ethics and practice

Stephen Peckham and Alison Hann (eds)

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847421029
eISBN:
9781447303114
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847421029.001.0001
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

Ethical dilemmas are not new in the area of health care and policy making, but in recent years, their frequency and diversity have grown considerably. All health professionals now have to consider ... More


The role of nutrition and physical activity in the obesity epidemic

Lisa J Harnack and Kathryn H. Schmitz

in Obesity Epidemiology: From Aetiology to Public Health

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199571512
eISBN:
9780191595097
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199571512.003.0007
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter reviews information on temporal trends in energy intake and energy expenditure in the USA and discusses the quality and limitations of available data. The focus is on trends in the USA, ... More


The implications of the nutrition transition for obesity in the developing world

Barry M. Popkin

in Obesity Epidemiology: From Aetiology to Public Health

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199571512
eISBN:
9780191595097
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199571512.003.0010
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

From limited nationally representative surveys, the shifts in diet and physical activity patterns around the world have accelerated in the past decade. Rapid increases in the globalization of the ... More


Population approaches to increasing physical activity and reducing sedentary behaviour among children and adults

Jo Salmon and Abby C. King

in Obesity Epidemiology: From Aetiology to Public Health

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199571512
eISBN:
9780191595097
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199571512.003.0012
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter presents a selected overview of the latest evidence for population approaches for increasing physical activity and reducing sedentary behaviour in different population segments (e.g., ... More


Environment and policy interventions to prevent obesity in children

Dianne S. Ward, Amy V. Ries, and Rachel Tabak

in Childhood Obesity Prevention: International Research, Controversies and Interventions

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199572915
eISBN:
9780191595110
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199572915.003.0028
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

This chapter presents environmental and policy interventions which have demonstrated an impact on a measure of body weight or been successful in improving eating or physical activity behaviours among ... More


Individual and environmental interventions to prevent obesity in African American children and adolescents

Portia Jackson, Jammie Hopkins, and Toni Yancey

in Childhood Obesity Prevention: International Research, Controversies and Interventions

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199572915
eISBN:
9780191595110
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199572915.003.0029
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

African-American children and adolescents are at high risk for obesity, physical inactivity, poor nutrition, and related co-morbidities. According to data from the National Health and Nutrition ... More


Targeted approaches by culturally appropriate programmes

Shiriki Kumanyika

in Childhood Obesity Prevention: International Research, Controversies and Interventions

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199572915
eISBN:
9780191595110
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199572915.003.0030
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

The development of childhood obesity is linked to socio-cultural, economic, and environmental transitions that result in excess availability of low cost, high energy processed foods and soft drinks ... More


Weight-related teasing and anti-teasing initiatives in schools

Jess Haines

in Childhood Obesity Prevention: International Research, Controversies and Interventions

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199572915
eISBN:
9780191595110
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199572915.003.0031
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

Weight or body size is a common focus of teasing among youth. Being teased about one's weight (or weight-related teasing) is associated with adverse psychosocial and behavioural outcomes that may put ... More


Physical activity programmes in high schools

Fiona Brooks and Josephine Magnusson

in Childhood Obesity Prevention: International Research, Controversies and Interventions

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199572915
eISBN:
9780191595110
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199572915.003.0032
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

Across the lifespan physical inactivity represents a key risk to health and well-being; the World Health Organization has estimated that physical inactivity is a major contributing factor in over 1.9 ... More


Effective school meal interventions: Lessons learned from Eat Well Do Well in Hull, England

Derek Colquhoun and Jo Pike

in Childhood Obesity Prevention: International Research, Controversies and Interventions

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199572915
eISBN:
9780191595110
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199572915.003.0033
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

It is a truism to suggest that obesity has emerged as one of the most significant issues for public health policy in the last 10 years. Globally, an estimated 1.2 billion people are classified as ... More


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