Obesogenic Environments: Complexities, Perceptions and Objective Measures
Amelia Lake, Tim G. Townshend, Seraphim Alvanides
John Wiley & Sons, Jun 9, 2011 - Health & Fitness - 248 pages
In a world where obesity has now reached epidemic proportions, a thorough understanding of the underlying causes of the problem is essential if society, public health initiatives and government policies are to successfully address the issue. The obesogenic environment describes all the possible influences that our environment presents which encourage overweight and obesity in individuals and populations.
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 the environment, the urban environment, methods, policy and future research directions.
This groundbreaking book brings together for the first time the knowledge of experts with backgrounds in nutrition and dietetics, policy, epidemiology, environmental sciences, medical sciences, town planning and urban design, transport, geography and physical activity in order to offer a multidisciplinary approach to public health, suggesting new and exciting ways to shape our environment to better support healthful decisions.
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Walkability Neighbourhood Design and Obesity
Availability and Accessibility in Physical Activity
Defining and Mapping Obesogenic Environments
Obiective Measurement of Children 5 Physical
Physical Activity and Environments Which Promote
Evidence and Issues
Eating Behaviours and the Food Environment
Food Policy and Food Governance Changing
Environmental Correlates of Nutrition and Physical