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The involvement of political representatives in childhood obesity prevention within the framework of the EEN-project

Joke Van Assche (UGent) , Stefaan De Henauw (UGent) and Herwig Reynaert (UGent)
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From that screening the literature on health promotion policy we have learned that public intervention is necessary in order to deal with childhood overweight and obesity and that the local administrative level constitutes the tailpiece of any public intervention in this field. The key task of the (local) government in obesity prevention consists of supporting the target groups (such as children, adolescents, etc.) and the first-level actors (such as parents, schools, sports organisations, associations for a healthy diet, etc.), so that the intended groups start to eat more healthy food and to take more physical exercise. In this respect we also have learned 1) that the (local) government should play four different major parts to show real leadership, and 2) that furthermore various other institutional factors determine to what degree childhood obesity prevention is translated into reality.
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role of local governments, community based interventions, public health policy, childhood obesity prevention

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Van Assche, Joke, Stefaan De Henauw, and Herwig Reynaert. 2009. “The Involvement of Political Representatives in Childhood Obesity Prevention Within the Framework of the EEN-project.” In Epode European Network Symposium, 1st, Abstracts. Epode European Network (EEN).
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Van Assche, Joke, De Henauw, S., & Reynaert, H. (2009). The involvement of political representatives in childhood obesity prevention within the framework of the EEN-project. Epode European Network Symposium, 1st, Abstracts. Presented at the 1st Epode European Network Symposium (EEN Symposium 2009) : Sharing knowledge and experience about childhood obesity prevention, Epode European Network (EEN).
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Van Assche J, De Henauw S, Reynaert H. The involvement of political representatives in childhood obesity prevention within the framework of the EEN-project. Epode European Network Symposium, 1st, Abstracts. Epode European Network (EEN); 2009.
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Van Assche, Joke, Stefaan De Henauw, and Herwig Reynaert. “The Involvement of Political Representatives in Childhood Obesity Prevention Within the Framework of the EEN-project.” Epode European Network Symposium, 1st, Abstracts. Epode European Network (EEN), 2009. Print.
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  abstract     = {From that screening the literature on health promotion policy we have learned that public intervention is necessary in order to deal with childhood overweight and obesity and that the local administrative level constitutes the tailpiece of any public intervention in this field. The key task of the (local) government in obesity prevention consists of supporting the target groups (such as children, adolescents, etc.) and the first-level actors (such as parents, schools, sports organisations, associations for a healthy diet, etc.), so that the intended groups start to eat more healthy food and to take more physical exercise. In this respect we also have learned 1) that the (local) government should play four different major parts to show real leadership, and 2) that furthermore various other institutional factors determine to what degree childhood obesity prevention is translated into reality.},
  author       = {Van Assche, Joke and De Henauw, Stefaan and Reynaert, Herwig},
  booktitle    = {Epode European Network Symposium, 1st, Abstracts},
  language     = {eng},
  location     = {Brussels, Belgium},
  publisher    = {Epode European Network (EEN)},
  title        = {The involvement of political representatives in childhood obesity prevention within the framework of the EEN-project},
  year         = {2009},
}