Handbook of obesity prevention : a resource for health professionals /

Bibliographic Details
Other Authors: Kumanyika, Shiriki Kinika, 1945-, Brownson, Ross C.
Format: Book
Published: New York : Springer, [2007]
Table of Contents:
  • Why obesity prevention?
  • What is obesity? Definitions matter
  • Descriptive epidemiology of obesity in the United States
  • Costs of obesity
  • Obesity prevention concepts and frameworks
  • Consumer perspectives and consumer action
  • The role of government in preventing obesity
  • Planning and the built environment
  • The food industry role in obesity prevention
  • Media, marketing and advertising and obesity
  • Global context of obesity
  • Organizational change for obesity prevention-perspectives, possibilities and potential pitfalls
  • Community-based approaches to obesity prevention: the role of environmental and policy change
  • Health care system approaches to obesity
  • Workplace approaches to obesity prevention
  • Obesity prevention in school and group child care settings
  • Individual behavior change
  • Obesity risk factors and prevention in early life: pre-gestation through infancy
  • Obesity prevention during preschool and elementary school-age years
  • Obesity prevention during preadolescence and adolescence
  • Obesity prevention during adulthood
  • Obesity prevention: charting a course to a healthier future.