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Childhood Obesity Prevention: International Research, Controversies and Interventions

Jennifer A. O'Dea and Michael Eriksen


This book brings together up-to-date research and experience of some of the most highly regarded childhood obesity prevention researchers, practitioners, and theorists. Controversial issues include whether or not schools should measure students' weight for height; how researchers can properly measure and interpret such data whilst taking into account its many limitations; what to do (or not to do) with any data collected; how best to involve school staff and teachers; and whether to combine childhood obesity prevention within the broader prevention of eating disorders, dieting, and disordered ... More

Keywords: overweight, prevalence, health education, prevention, health promotion, school health, social injustice, socioeconomic status, SES, social class

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2010 Print ISBN-13: 9780199572915
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199572915.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jennifer A. O'Dea, editor
Associate Professor of Health Education and Nutrition Education, Faculty of Education and Social Work, University of Sydney, Australia

Michael Eriksen, editor
Director of the Institute of Public Health, Georgia State University, USA

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Section 1 Controversial issues in childhood obesity prevention

Section 2 Prevalence and factors associated with childhood obesity

Section 3 Approaches to prevention

Section 4 Interventions

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