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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 food and beverage industry’s efforts regarding obesity prevention

The food and beverage industry’s efforts regarding obesity prevention

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(p.409) Chapter 24 The food and beverage industry’s efforts regarding obesity prevention
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Obesity Epidemiology
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Zoe Feldman

Dondeena G. Bradley

Danielle Greenberg

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199571512.003.0024

It is well known that obesity affects populations in both developed and developing countries, with significant consequences for public health. What is less understood is the role of the food and beverage industry in reducing the prevalence of obesity and its long-term consequences on individuals and, potentially, society. This chapter addresses the industry's role in obesity prevention by citing examples of industry-led initiatives offering early indicators that the industry can contribute to the effort of global obesity prevention.

Keywords:   obesity prevention, obesity control, food industry, beverage industry, public health programmes

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