The Resource Community perspectives on obesity prevention in children : workshop summaries, Paula Tarnapol Whitacre [and others], rapporteurs ; Food and Nutrition Board, Institute of Medicine of the National Academies

Community perspectives on obesity prevention in children : workshop summaries, Paula Tarnapol Whitacre [and others], rapporteurs ; Food and Nutrition Board, Institute of Medicine of the National Academies

Label
Community perspectives on obesity prevention in children : workshop summaries
Title
Community perspectives on obesity prevention in children
Title remainder
workshop summaries
Statement of responsibility
Paula Tarnapol Whitacre [and others], rapporteurs ; Food and Nutrition Board, Institute of Medicine of the National Academies
Title variation
Obesity prevention in children
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"As the public health threat of childhood obesity has become clear, the issue has become the focus of local, state, and national initiatives. Many of these efforts are centered on the community environment in recognition of the role of environmental factors in individual behaviors related to food and physical activity. In many communities, for example, fresh produce is not available or affordable, streets and parks are not amenable to exercise, and policies and economic choices make fast food cheaper and more convenient than healthier alternatives. Community efforts to combat obesity vary in scope and scale; overall, however, they remain fragmented, and little is known about their effectiveness. At the local level, communities are struggling to determine which obesity prevention programs to initiate and how to evaluate their impact. In this context, the Institute of Medicine held two workshops to inform current work on obesity prevention in children through input from individuals who are actively engaged in community and policy-based obesity prevention programs. Community perspectives were elicited on the challenges involved in undertaking policy and programmatic interventions aimed at preventing childhood obesity, and on approaches to program implementation and evaluation that have shown promise. Highlights of the workshop presentations and discussions are presented in this volume."--Publisher's description
Cataloging source
MMU
Dewey number
618.92/398
Funding information
Sponsored by the National Academy of Sciences and the California Endowment
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
no index present
LC call number
RJ399.C6
LC item number
C6566 2009eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
  • technical reports
Label
Community perspectives on obesity prevention in children : workshop summaries, Paula Tarnapol Whitacre [and others], rapporteurs ; Food and Nutrition Board, Institute of Medicine of the National Academies
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
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  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Summary of Workshop 1, June 2008. Perspectives of evaluators ; Perspectives of site leaders -- Summary of Workshop 2, May 2009. Introduction ; Community-based programs : how does information help them achieve their goals? ; Research and advocacy groups : how does evidence inform policy? ; Decision makers: how do community perspectives influence policy? ; Closing remarks
Control code
ocn475520360
Extent
1 online resource (xv, 96 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781282454903
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), maps (some color)
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.b35694191
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)475520360
  • pebcs030914082X

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