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Obesogenic environments : complexities, perceptions, and objective measures / edited by Amelia A. Lake, Tim G. Townshend, Seraphim Alvanides.

Publication:
Chichester, West Sussex ; Ames, Iowa : Blackwell Pub., 2010.
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Book
xvi, 228 p. : ill., maps ; 25 cm.
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Subjects:
Obesity -- Epidemiology.
Obesity -- Prevention.
Medical subjects:
Obesity -- epidemiology.
Diet.
Environment.
Feeding Behavior -- psychology.
Health Promotion -- methods.
Obesity -- etiology.
Summary:
"The obesogenic environment describes the sum of influences that our surroundings, opportunities or conditions of life have on promoting obesity in individuals or populations. In a world where obesity has now reached epidemic proportions, a thorough understanding of the underlying causes of the problem is essential if public health initiatives and government policies are to successfully address the issue. Beginning with an overarching introduction to obesity and its implications for health and wellbeing, the book will move on to consider such crucial areas as eating behaviours and food environments, physical activity and food access. This groundbreaking book brings together for the first time the knowledge of dietitians, epidemiologists and town planners in order to offer a multidisciplinary approach to public health, suggesting new and exciting ways to shape our environment to better support healthful decisions"--Provided by publisher.
Contents:
An international perspective on obesity and obesogenic environments / W. Philip T. James, Rachel Jackson-Leach and Neville Rigby
Towards transdisciplinary approaches to tackle obesity / Tim G. Townshend ... [et al.]
Walkability, neighourhood design and obesity / Jennifer Robertson-Wilson and Billie Giles-Corti
Availability and accessibility in physical activity environments / Andy Jones and Jenna Panter
Defining and mapping obesogenic environments for children / Kimberley L. Edwards
Objective measurement of children's physical activity in the environment : UK perspective / Ashley Cooper and Angie Page
Physical activity and environments which promote active living in youth (US) / H. Mollie Greves Grow and Brian E. Saelens
Active travel / Roger L. Mackett
Greenspace, obesity and health : evidence and issues / Caroline Brown
Eating behaviours and the food environment / Kylie Ball ... [et al.]
Food policy and food governance : changing behaviours / Amelia A. Lake and Jane L. Midgley
Neighbourhood histories and health : social deprivation and food retailing in Christchurch, New Zealand, 1966-2005 / Jamie Pearce and Peter Day
Environmental correlates of nutrition and physical activity : moving beyond the promise / Frank J. van Lenthe and Johnannes Brug
Obesogenic environments : challenges and opportunities / Seraphim Alvanides, Tim G. Townshend and Amelia A. Lake.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contributor:
Lake, Amelia A.
Townshend, Tim G.
Alvanides, Seraphim.
ISBN:
9781405182638 (pbk. : alk. paper)
1405182636 (pbk. : alk. paper)
OCLC:
502392770