2007

Handbook of Obesity Prevention

A Resource for Health Professionals

ISBN: 978-0-387-47859-3 (Print) 978-0-387-47860-9 (Online)

Table of contents (22 chapters)

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  1. Front Matter

    Pages I-XXVI

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    Why Obesity Prevention?

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    Pages 25-44

    What is Obesity? Definitions Matter

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    Pages 45-71

    Descriptive Epidemiology of Obesity in the United States

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    Pages 73-83

    Costs of Obesity

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    Pages 85-114

    Obesity Prevention Concepts and Frameworks

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    Pages 115-127

    Consumer Perspectives and Consumer Action

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    Pages 129-170

    The Role of Government in Preventing Obesity

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    Pages 171-192

    Planning and the Built Environment:Implications for Obesity Prevention

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    Pages 193-208

    The Food Industry Role in Obesity Prevention

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    Pages 209-226

    Media, Marketing and Advertising and Obesity

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    Pages 227-238

    Global Context of Obesity

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    Pages 239-261

    Organizational Change for Obesity Prevention—Perspectives, Possibilities and Potential Pitfalls

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    Pages 263-284

    Community-Based Approaches to Obesity Prevention: The Role of Environmental and Policy Change

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    Pages 285-316

    Health Care System Approaches to Obesity Prevention and Control

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    Pages 317-347

    Workplace Approaches to Obesity Prevention

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    Pages 349-376

    Obesity Prevention in School and Group Child Care Settings

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    Pages 377-402

    Individual Behavior Change

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    Pages 403-428

    Obesity Risk Factors and Prevention in Early Life: Pre-Gestation through Infancy

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    Pages 429-458

    Obesity Prevention During Preschool and Elementary School-Age Years

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    Pages 459-488

    Obesity Prevention During Preadolescence and Adolescence

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