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Childhood obesity prevention : international research, controversies, and interventions

Author: Jennifer A O'Dea; Michael P Eriksen
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2010.
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An international examination of the issues, prevalence, prevention and interventions surrounding childhood obesity, one of the most high profile public health issues of the 21st century.


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jennifer A O'Dea; Michael P Eriksen
ISBN: 9780199572915 0199572917
OCLC Number: 804845199
Description: xv, 429 p. ; 25 cm
Contents: Section 1: Controversial Issues in Childhood Obesity Prevention --
1. High body mass index, overweight and obesity in children: definitions, terminology and interpretation / Katherine M. Flegal and Cynthia L. Ogden --
2. Stigma and BMI screening in schools, or 'mom, I hate it when they weigh me' / Lynne MacLean, Mechthild Meyer, Audrey Walsh, Kathryn Clinton, Lisa Ashley, Stephanie Donovan, and Nancy Edwards --
3. Developing positive approaches to nutrition education and the prevention of child and adolescent obesity: first do no harm / Jennifer A. O'Dea --
4. Low family income and the overweight status of Canadian adolescents / Peter Burton and Shelley Phipps --
5. Issues of teacher training in the prevention of eating disorders and childhood obesity in schools / Zali Yager --
Section 2: Prevalence and Factors associated with Childhood Obesity --
6. Childhood overweight and obesity in developed countries: global trends and correlates / Tim Olds and Carol Maher --
7. A review of prevalence and trends in childhood obesity in the United States / Cynthia L. Ogden, Margaret D. Carroll & Katherine M. Flegal --
8. Overweight, obesity, gender, age, ethnicity and school SES among Australian schoolchildren in studies from 2000 and 2006 / Jennifer A. O'Dea and Michael J. Dibley --
9. Secular trends in childhood obesity and associated risk factors in China from 1992 to 2006 / Zhaohui Cui and Michael J. Dibley --
10. Trends in Hong Kong and Macao and other Chinese communities / Albert Lee --
11. Overweight, obesity and associated factors among Vietnamese and South East Asian children and adolescents / Nguyen Hoang H. Doan Trang, Tang K. Hong and Michael J. Dibley --
12. Secular changes in overweight and obesity among Brazilian adolescents from 1974/5 to 2002/3 / Wolney Lisboa Conde and Carlos Augusto Monteiro --
13. Trends in obesity and hypertension in South African youth / K.D. Monyeki, H.C.G. Kemper and J.W.R. Twisk --
14. Childhood Obesity: recent trends in Sweden including socioeconomic differences / Elinor Sundblom, Agneta Sjoberg, Jennie Blank and Lauren Lissner --
15. Childhood obesity in the Middle Eastern countries with special reference to Iran / Roya Kelishadi --
16. Trends in Israel / Joav Merrick, Efrat Merrick-Kenig and Mohammed Morad --
Section 3: Approaches to Prevention --
17. Childhood obesity: treatment or prevention? / Lawrence Hammer --
18. Relevant health education and health promotion theory for childhood obesity prevention / Karen Glanz and Brian E. Saelens --
19. The application of public health lessons to childhood obesity prevention / Michael Eriksen, Rodney Lyn and Barbara J. Moore --
20. Towards a children's food and nutrition policy / Anthony Worsley --
21. Prevention and management of obesity in children and adolescents: the Singapore experience / Ting Fei Ho --
22. Asian adolescents in New Zealand: a community development, health promotion approach / Shirin Foroughian --
23. The role of health professionals / Kelley DeVane Hart and Bonnie A. Spear --
Section 4: Interventions --
24. Striving to prevent obesity and other weight-related problems in adolescent girls: the New Moves approach / Dianne Neumark-Sztainer, Colleen Flattum, Shira Feldman, and Christine Petrich --
25. Whole-school and health promoting school approaches to obesity prevention: government policy directions in Australia between 2000 and 2010 / Jennifer A. O'Dea --
26. Interventions targeting childhood obesity involving parents / Nancy Espinoza, Guadalupe Ayala and Elva Arredondo --
27. Promoting optimal weights in Aboriginal children in Canada through ecological research / Ashlee-Ann E. Pigford and Noreen D. Willows --
28. Environment and policy interventions to prevent obesity in children / Dianne S. Ward --
29. Individual and environmental interventions to prevent obesity in African American children and adolescents / Portia Jackson, Jammie Hopkins and Antronette K. Yancey --
30. Targeted approaches by culturally appropriate programs / Shiriki Kumanyika --
31. Weight-related teasing and anti-teasing initiatives in schools / Jess Haines --
32. Physical activity programs in high schools / Fiona Brooks and Josephine Magnusson --
33. Effective school meal interventions: lessons learned from Eat Well Do Well in Hull, UK / Derek Colquhoun and Jo Pike --
34. Obesity prevention interventions for early childhood: an updated systematic review of the literature / K.D. Hesketh and K.J. Campbell --
35. Problems and possible solutions for interventions among children and adolescents / Tom Baranowski, Janice Baranowski, Karen Cullen, Melanie Hingle, Sheryl Hughes, Russell Jago, Tracey Ledoux, Jason Mendoza, Tuan T. Nguyen, Teresia O'Connor, Deborah Thompson and Kathleen Watson.
Responsibility: edited by Jennifer A. O'Dea and Michael Eriksen.


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