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Section 1: The Context. Introduction to section. 1 The childhood obesity epidemic (Tim Lobstein, Louise Baur, Rachel Jackson-Leach). 2 Lessons from the control of other epidemics (Mickey Chopra). 3 Childhood obesity prevention overview (Ricardo Uauy, Rishi Caleyachetty, Boyd Swinburn). 4 No Country for Fat Children? Ethical questions concerning community based programs to prevent obesity (Marieke ten Have, Inez de Beaufort, Soren Holm). 5 The human rights approach to childhood obesity prevention (Naomi Priest, Boyd Swinburn, Elizabeth Waters). Section 2: Evidence synthesis. Introduction to section. 6 Evidence framework for childhood obesity prevention (Boyd Swinburn). 7 Evidence of multi setting approaches for obesity prevention: translation to best practice (Andrea Sanigorski, Christina Economos). 8 Evidence of the influence of home and family environment (Johannes Brug, Saskia te Velde, Ilse de Bourdeaudhuij, Stef Kremers). 9 Obesity prevention in early childhood (Ladda Mo-suwan, Andrea Sanigorski). 10 Obesity Prevention in primary school settings: evidence from intervention studies (Juliana Kain, Yang Gao, Colleen Doak, Simon Murphy). 11 Obesity prevention in secondary schools (Lauren Prosser, Tommy Visscher, Colleen Doak, Luis A. Moreno). 12 The prevention of childhood obesity in primary care settings: evidence and practice (Karen Lock, Rebecca Hillier). 13 Links between children's independent mobility, active transport, physical activity, and obesity (Carolyn Whitzman, Vivian Romero, Mitch Duncan, Carey Curtis, Paul Tranter, Matthew Burke). 14 Evidence on the food environment and obesity (Deborah Cohen). 15 Food and beverage marketing to children (Gerard Hastings, Georgina Cairns). 16 Poverty, household food insecurity, and obesity in children (Cate Burns, SJ Jones, Edward Frongillo). 17 Socio-cultural issues and body image (Helen Mavoa, Shiriki Kumanyika, Andre Renzaho). 18 Developing countries perspective on interventions to prevent overweight and obesity in children (Laura Irizarry Figueroa, Juan A. Rivera). Section 3: Evidence generation and utilisation. Introduction to Section. 19 Evaluation of community based obesity program interventions (Laurence Moore, Lisa Gibbs). 20 Economic evaluation of obesity interventions (Marj Moodie, Rob Carter). 21 Monitoring of childhood obesity (Jaap Seidell). 22 Knowledge translation and exchange for obesity prevention (Rebecca Armstrong, Lauren Prosser, Maureen Dobbins, Elizabeth Waters). 23 The role of advocacy (Jane Martin). Section 4: Policy and practice. Introduction to section. 24 The role of policy in preventing childhood obesity (Mark Lawrence, Boyd Swinburn). 25 Developing the political climate for action (Phil James, Neville Rigby). 26 Community interventions: planning for sustainability (Anne Simmons, Jean Michel Borys, Boyd Swinburn). 27 Community capacity building (Colin Bell, Eva Elliott, Anne Simmons). 28 Social marketing to prevent childhood obesity (Nadine Henley, Sandrine Raffin). 29 Obesity in early childhood and working in pre-school settings (Andrea de Silva-Sanigorski, Camila Corvalan, Ricardo Uauy). 30 Working with schools (Goof Buijs, Sue Bowker). 31 Working in primary care (Raina Elley, Karen Hoare). 32 Working with minority groups in developed countries (Lisa Gibbs, Mulugeta Abebe, Elisha Riggs). 33 Developing countries' perspective on policies and practice (Juliana Kain, Camila Corvalan, Ricardo Uauy). 34 Preventing childhood obesity: looking forward (Bill Dietz).

About the Author

Elizabeth Waters, MPH, DPhil Jack Brockhoff Chair of Child Public Health, McCaughey Centre,Melbourne School of Population Health, University of Melbourne,Melbourne, Australia Boyd A. Swinburn MBChB, MD, FRACP Professor of Population Health, School of Exercise and NutritionSciences and Director, WHO Collaborating Centre for ObesityPrevention, Deakin University, Melbourne, Australia Jacob C. Seidell, PhD Professor of Nutrition and Health; Director, Institute of HealthSciences, EMGO Institute for Health and Care Research, VUUniversity and VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, TheNetherlands Ricardo Uauy PhD MD Professor, Nutrition and Public Health Intervention, LondonSchool of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, London, UK and Instituteof Nutrition, INTA - University of Chile, Santiago, Chile


Until researchers respond, however, this book confirmsthat valuable lessons from other sectors can be interpreted,adapted, and applied in childhood obesity prevention andintervention programs. (Journal of Youth &Adolescence, 5 November 2012) "By the end of the book, the reader will understand the realthreat facing the world in fighting this disease." (SultanQaboos University Medical Journal, December 2010)"Preventing Childhood Obesity will be invaluable instimulatingpolicy development, as well as thedesign of newexperimental strategiesto curb the childhood obesity epidemic."(The Lancet, June 2010)

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