Comprehensive in scope and meticulously researched, Handbook of Obesity Prevention analyzes the intricate causes of this public health crisis, and sets out concrete, multilevel strategies for meeting it head-on. This innovative handbook clearly defines obesity in clinical, epidemiologic, and financial terms, and offers guidelines for planning and implementing programs and evaluating results. This systematic approach to large-scale social and policy change gives all parties involved-from individual practitioners to multinational corporations-the tools to set and attain realistic goals based on solid evidence and best practice in public health.

A sample of topics covered:

The individual: risk factors and prevention across the lifespan, specific populations (pregnant women, ethnic and regional groups).

Levers for change in schools and workplaces.

Community settings: role of the physical environment.

"De-marketing" obesity: food industries and the media.

Grassroots action: consumers and communities.

The global obesity epidemic: rapid developments, potential solutions.

From obesity prevention to health promotion: the future of the field.

Its level of detail and wide range of topics make the Handbook of Obesity Prevention a bedrock sourcebook, overview, reference, or teaching text. Read by topic or cover to cover, here is accurate, up-to-date information for professionals and students in all areas of public health.

  • ISBN13: 9780387478593
  • Publisher: Springer
  • Pubilcation Year: 2007
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Pages: 00537
Publication DateSeptember 1, 2007
Primary CategoryMedical/Public Health

Handbook of Obesity Prevention: A Resource for Health Professionals

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