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The cost-effectiveness of obesity prevention

Rob Carter and Marj Moodie

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/9780199571512.003.0015
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter explores the economics of obesity prevention, particularly the available evidence on the cost-effectiveness of interventions and how the economic credentials for obesity prevention might ... More


Conclusion: Obesity and its prevention in the 21st century

David Crawford, Kylie Ball, Robert W. Jeffery, and Johannes Brug

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/9780199571512.003.0026
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

The case for a preventative approach to the obesity epidemic is compelling. Obesity poses what is arguably one of the most significant threats to population health that is currently faced. The data ... More


Population approaches to obesity prevention

Jennifer A. Linde and Robert W. Jeffery

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/9780199571512.003.0013
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter presents a conceptualization of the causes of population obesity, discusses the implications of this conceptualization for public health interventions, and reviews empirical work that ... More


Drawing possible lessons for obesity prevention and control from the tobacco-control experience 1

Shawna L. Mercer, Laura K. Khan, Lawrence W. Green, Abby C. Rosenthal, Rose Nathan, Corinne G. Husten, and William H. Dietz

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/9780199571512.003.0016
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

While tobacco-control experts in many developed countries announce remarkable reductions in tobacco consumption, nutrition and physical activity experts in these same countries bemoan the growing ... More


The food and beverage industry’s efforts regarding obesity prevention

Zoe Feldman, Dondeena G. Bradley, and Danielle Greenberg

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/9780199571512.003.0024
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

It is well known that obesity affects populations in both developed and developing countries, with significant consequences for public health. What is less understood is the role of the food and ... More


The potential of food regulation as a policy instrument for obesity prevention in developing countries

Mark Lawrence

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/9780199571512.003.0019
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter analyses the potential of food regulation as a policy instrument for obesity prevention in developing countries. Following a review of the scope of food regulation, it provides an ... More


Community interventions and initiatives to prevent obesity

Carolyn Summerbell and Frances Hillier

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/9780199571512.003.0023
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

Communities have been highlighted as key settings for obesity-prevention interventions. Community-based obesity-prevention interventions can target individual behaviour, e.g., through the provision ... More


The need for courageous action to prevent obesity

Marlene B. Schwartz and Kelly D. Brownell

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/9780199571512.003.0025
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter focuses on three key issues: firstly, the necessity of a shared vision; secondly, whether or not to trust the food industry; and thirdly, what should be done next. In order to move ... More


The potential for policy initiatives to address the obesity epidemic: A legal perspective from the United States

Ellen J. Fried

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/9780199571512.003.0018
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

As the world's population of the overweight and obese continues to soar, the critical need for governmental policy initiatives to stop, and ultimately reverse, this raging epidemic grows more ... More


Social marketing approaches to obesity prevention

Hans C.M. van Trijp

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/9780199571512.003.0022
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter introduces social marketing approach and its possible applications in the field of obesity prevention. Because social marketing approaches to obesity are just beginning to emerge, it ... More


What role can urban planning and transportation policy play in the prevention of obesity?

Tim G. Townshend

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/9780199571512.003.0020
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

Urban planning — the process by which built environments are shaped and managed — aims to balance social, economic, and environmental concerns and needs. Public health was once central to this ... More


The incidentally sensible city

Clare Herrick

in Governing health and consumption: Sensible citizens, behaviour and the city

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847426383
eISBN:
9781447302445
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847426383.003.0005
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

This chapter explores the rapidly expanding canon of work examining the ‘obesogenic’ nature of urban environments and the ways in which this epistemology crosscuts efforts to create an incidentally ... More


Can fiscal approaches help to reduce obesity risk?

Eric A. Finkelstein and Thomas J. Hoerger

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/9780199571512.003.0021
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

One approach for reversing the obesity epidemic is to use economic strategies to change the costs and benefits of behaviours related to obesity in an effort to change positively the energy-balance ... More


Fighting Childhood Obesity in a Jewish Community

Maureen R. Benjamins

in Urban Health: Combating Disparities with Local Data

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199731190
eISBN:
9780199866465
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199731190.003.0009
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

Inspired by the power of having specific health data for one's own community, leaders of the Jewish community in Chicago undertook the steps necessary to conduct a similar survey within the most ... More


Social Marketing Research in the Digital Media Age

W. Douglas Evans

in Social Marketing Research for Global Public Health: Methods and Technologies

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780199757398
eISBN:
9780190226022
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199757398.003.0007
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

Social marketing research continues to change as campaign strategies change due to new technologies. Single new media approaches, such as text messaging campaigns and apps, represented the early ... More


Research Methods and Evidence For Social Marketing

W. Douglas Evans

in Social Marketing Research for Global Public Health: Methods and Technologies

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780199757398
eISBN:
9780190226022
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199757398.003.0002
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

Social marketing has a growing evidence base. However, there are challenges in reviewing the literature due to inconsistent reporting and description of programs. There has been growth in the ... More


Healthy Food Marketing

Allison Karpyn

in Food and Public Health: A Practical Introduction

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
October 2018
ISBN:
9780190626686
eISBN:
9780190626716
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190626686.003.0005
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

This chapter is organized into two parts. It begins with a review of recent efforts to curb unhealthy marketing to kids and then moves on to discuss current efforts to apply marketing strategies for ... More


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