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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)
abstract
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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organization
alternative title
Interim report on the role of local governments in childhood obesity prevention
year
type
misc (report)
publication status
published
subject
keyword
childhood obesity prevention, community based intervention, role of local governments, public health policy
pages
29 pages
publisher
Ghent University. Department of Public Health ; Centre on Local Politics (CLP) ; Centre for Sustainable Development (CSD)
place of publication
Ghent, Belgium
language
English
UGent publication?
yes
classification
V
additional info
Study of literature in the framework of the EPODE European Network and the Committee on Involvement of Political Representatives Research commissioned by the Directorate-General for Health and Consumers (EU)
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I have retained and own the full copyright for this publication
id
1094026
handle
http://hdl.handle.net/1854/LU-1094026
date created
2011-01-04 16:03:20
date last changed
2017-01-02 09:57:30
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  abstract     = {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.},
  author       = {Van Assche, Joke and De Henauw, Stefaan and Reynaert, Herwig},
  keyword      = {childhood obesity prevention,community based intervention,role of local governments,public health policy},
  language     = {eng},
  pages        = {29},
  publisher    = {Ghent University. Department of Public Health ; Centre on Local Politics (CLP) ; Centre for Sustainable Development (CSD)},
  title        = {The role of local governments in childhood obesity prevention: interim report},
  year         = {2010},
}

Chicago
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).
APA
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).
Vancouver
1.
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.
MLA
Van Assche, Joke, Stefaan De Henauw, and Herwig Reynaert. “The Role of Local Governments in Childhood Obesity Prevention: Interim Report.” 2010 : n. pag. Print.