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Nutrition at School: Creating a Healthy Food Environment

Nicole Larson and Mary Story

in Safe and Healthy School Environments

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195179477
eISBN:
9780199864638
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195179477.003.0017
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter describes nutritional concerns for youth, the impact of school nutrition programs, the current environment in schools, tools for assessing school nutrition environments, and model ... More


Population approaches to promote healthful eating behaviours

Simone A. French

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/9780199571512.003.0011
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter presents an overview of the latest research on population-based interventions to promote healthful food choices. It begins by providing an overview of the theoretical models and ... More


The Obesity Epidemic

Mario Mazzocchi, W. Bruce Traill, and Jason F. Shogren

in Fat Economics: Nutrition, Health, and Economic Policy

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199213856
eISBN:
9780191695902
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199213856.003.0002
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

This chapter analyses the data on obesity, healthy eating, and health by taking a closer look at the numbers behind the obesity epidemic. It explains the meaning of overweight and obesity by ... More


Food is a political issue

Michael Marmot and Richard G. Wilkinson

in Social Determinants of Health

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780198565895
eISBN:
9780191723988
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198565895.003.09
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter discusses the relationship between diet and health. Topics covered include food as a determinant of health, WHO/FAO recommendations for preventing chronic disease, designing a food ... More


Electronic Game Changers for the Obesity Crisis

Sandra L. Calvert, Bradley J. Bond, and Amanda E. Staiano

in Learning by Playing: Video Gaming in Education

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199896646
eISBN:
9780190256142
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199896646.003.0015
Subject:
Psychology, Developmental Psychology

This chapter examines the negative and positive effects of electronic games in relation to the childhood obesity crisis. More specifically, it considers how time spent playing electronic games may ... More


Subversive citizens: Power, agency and resistance in public services

Marian Barnes and David Prior (eds)

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847422088
eISBN:
9781447303619
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847422088.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

Many of the recent reforms in public services in the UK have been driven by the image of the ‘responsible citizen’ – the service user who not only has rights to receive services but also has ... More


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