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David Crawford, Robert W. Jeffery, Kylie Ball, and Johannes Brug

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9780199571512

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199571512.001.0001

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The potential of food regulation as a policy instrument for obesity prevention in developing countries

The potential of food regulation as a policy instrument for obesity prevention in developing countries

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(p.336) Chapter 19 The potential of food regulation as a policy instrument for obesity prevention in developing countries
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Obesity Epidemiology
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Mark Lawrence

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199571512.003.0019

This chapter analyses the potential of food regulation as a policy instrument for obesity prevention in developing countries. Following a review of the scope of food regulation, it provides an assessment of the feasibility of different food-regulatory approaches, from the perspective of working within the rules and provisions of the WTO agreements. It describes the activities that need to be undertaken to justify the implementation of food-regulatory approaches. These approaches are illustrated at Tonga as a case study. Finally, the chapter looks at the challenges in developing and implementing food regulatory approaches and makes suggestions to advance the case for incorporating food-regulatory approaches as integral components in a broad obesity-prevention policy framework.

Keywords:   obesity prevention, obesity control, developing countries, food regulatory approaches, Tonga

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