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Title Handbook of obesity prevention : a resource for health professionals / Shiriki Kumanyika, Ross C. Brownson, editors ; foreword by David Satcher.

Publication Info. New York : Springer, [2007]


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 University of Saint Joseph: Pope Pius XII Library - Standard Shelving Location  616.398 H236HOP    Check Shelf
Description xxvi, 537 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
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.
Subject Obesity -- prevention & control.
Obesity -- Prevention.
Added Author Kumanyika, Shiriki Kinika, 1945-
Brownson, Ross C.
ISBN 9780387478593 alkaline paper
0387478590 alkaline paper
9780387478609 (e-ISBN)
0387478604 (e-ISBN)
Music No. 11412823
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