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Legal strategies in childhood obesity prevention : workshop summary / Lynn Parker [and others], repporteurs ; Standing Committee on Childhood Obesity Prevention, Food and Nutrition Board, Institute of Medicine of the National Academies.

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Subject: Obesity in children > United States > Prevention.
Children > Nutrition > Law and legislation.
Child health services > United States > Evaluation.
Nutrition policy > United States > Evaluation.
Overweight children > United States.
Obesity > prevention & control > United States > Congresses.
Adolescent > United States.
Child > United States.
Child Nutrition Sciences > legislation & jurisprudence > United States > Congresses.
Health Promotion > legislation & jurisprudence > United States > Congresses.
Nutrition Policy > legislation & jurisprudence > United States > Congresses.
Genre: Electronic books.
Electronic books.

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  • ISBN: 9780309210201
  • ISBN: 0309210208
  • ISBN: 1283253496
  • ISBN: 9781283253499
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (x, 94 pages)
  • Publisher: Washington, D.C. : National Academies Press, ©2011.

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (pages 75-77).
Formatted Contents Note: Introduction -- Legal approaches in other areas -- Actions by federal agencies: a focus on foods and beverages -- Perspectives from the food industry -- Using regulations and taxes to prevent obesity -- Using the law to increase physical activity -- Using litigation to change policies and practices -- Other state and local obesity prevention strategies -- Closing remarks.
Summary: "When public health campaigns to buckle up or quit smoking were unsuccessful, legal strategies -- such as fines for not wearing a seatbelt and restrictions on where smoking could occur -- were used to reduce the number of health issues, injuries, and deaths caused by these behaviors. Childhood obesity is another health concern that remains a substantial problem in the U.S. Could legal restrictions and regulations also help combat childhood obesity? IOM held a workshop October 21, 2010, to bring together stakeholders to discuss the current and future legal strategies aimed at combating childhood obesity."--Publisher's description.
Source of Description Note: Print version record.
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