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The role of local governments in childhood obesity prevention: interim report

Joke Van Assche (UGent), Stefaan De Henauw (UGent) and Herwig Reynaert (UGent)
(2010)
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From the screening of literature on public health 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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childhood obesity prevention, community based intervention, role of local governments, public health policy

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Van Assche, Joke, Stefaan De Henauw, and Herwig Reynaert. 2010. “The Role of Local Governments in Childhood Obesity Prevention: Interim Report”. Ghent, Belgium: Ghent University. Department of Public Health ; Centre on Local Politics (CLP) ; Centre for Sustainable Development (CSD).
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Van Assche, Joke, De Henauw, S., & Reynaert, H. (2010). The role of local governments in childhood obesity prevention: interim report. Ghent, Belgium: Ghent University. Department of Public Health ; Centre on Local Politics (CLP) ; Centre for Sustainable Development (CSD).
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Van Assche J, De Henauw S, Reynaert H. The role of local governments in childhood obesity prevention: interim report. Ghent, Belgium: Ghent University. Department of Public Health ; Centre on Local Politics (CLP) ; Centre for Sustainable Development (CSD); 2010.
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Van Assche, Joke, Stefaan De Henauw, and Herwig Reynaert. “The Role of Local Governments in Childhood Obesity Prevention: Interim Report.” 2010 : n. pag. Print.
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  title        = {The role of local governments in childhood obesity prevention: interim report},
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