Preventing childhood obesity : health in the balance / Committee on Prevention of Obesity in Children and Youth, Food and Nutrition Board, Board on Health Promotion and Disease Prevention ; Jeffrey P. Koplan, Catharyn T. Liverman, Vivica I. Kraak, editors.Material type: TextPublication details: Washington, D.C. : National Academies Press, ©2005. Description: 1 online resource (xix, 414 pages) : illustrationsContent type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 0309531640; 9780309531641; 0309091969; 9780309091961; 0309093155; 9780309093156; 1281878715; 9781281878717; 9786611878719; 6611878718Subject(s): Obesity in children -- United States -- Prevention | Child health services -- United States | Nutrition policy -- United States | Health promotion -- United States | Health Promotion | Health Policy | Social Environment | Methods | Obesity | Adolescent | Child | Public Policy | Overnutrition | Sociology | Overweight | Investigative Techniques | Age Groups | Health Care Facilities, Manpower, and Services | Preventive Health Services | Persons | Body Weight | Nutrition Disorders | Social Sciences | Social Control Policies | Health Services | Delivery of Health Care | Analytical, Diagnostic and Therapeutic Techniques and Equipment | Signs and Symptoms | Policy | Anthropology, Education, Sociology and Social Phenomena | Named Groups | Social Control, Formal | Body Size | Nutritional and Metabolic Diseases | Health Care Economics and Organizations | Pathological Conditions, Signs and Symptoms | Body Weights and Measures | Disease | Body Constitution | Physiological Phenomena | Physical Examination | Phenomena and Processes | Diagnostic Techniques and Procedures | Diagnosis | Obésité chez l'enfant -- États-Unis -- Prévention | Enfants -- Santé, Services de -- États-Unis | Politique alimentaire -- États-Unis | Promotion de la santé -- États-Unis | MEDICAL -- Pediatrics | HEALTH & FITNESS -- Children's Health | Child health services | Health promotion | Nutrition policy | Obesity in children -- Prevention | United States | Fettsucht | Kind | Prävention | Enfant | Obésité | Politique alimentaire | Promotion de la santé | Service de santé | États-UnisGenre/Form: Electronic books. | Electronic books. Additional physical formats: Print version:: Preventing childhood obesity.DDC classification: 618.92/398 LOC classification: RJ399.C6 | I575 2005ebNLM classification: WD 210Other classification: DO 7000 | YC 8124 | YH 8124 | OEK 230f | OEK 310f Online resources: Click here to access online
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
Extent and consequences of childhood obesity -- Developing an action plan -- A national public health priority -- Industry, advertising, media, and public education -- Local communities -- Schools -- Home -- Confronting the childhood obesity epidemic.
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Annotation Children's health has made tremendous strides over the past century. In general, life expectancy has increased by more than thirty years since 1900 and much of this improvement is due to the reduction of infant and early childhood mortality. Given this trajectory toward a healthier childhood, we begin the 21st century with a shocking development--an epidemic of obesity in children and youth. The increased number of obese children throughout the U.S. during the past 25 years has led policymakers to rank it as one of the most critical public health threats of the 21st century. Preventing Childhood Obesity provides a broad-based examination of the nature, extent, and consequences of obesity in U.S. children and youth, including the social, environmental, medical, and dietary factors responsible for its increased prevalence. The book also offers a prevention-oriented action plan that identifies the most promising array of short-term and longer-term interventions, as well as recommendations for the roles and responsibilities of numerous stakeholders in various sectors of society to reduce its future occurrence. Preventing Childhood Obesity explores the underlying causes of this serious health problem and the actions needed to initiate, support, and sustain the societal and lifestyle changes that can reverse the trend among our children and youth.