Publisher description for Preventing childhood obesity : evidence, policy, and practice / edited by Elizabeth Waters ... [et al.].

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Written by authors from the Cochrane_Collaboration and WHO sponsored symposium on obesity, this book_provides evidence-based_reviews of _what is and what is not effective in preventing overweight and obesity and reducing the incidence and prevalence. The book is both an update of key components of the evidence for_physical activity, nutrition, school based interventions, and community interventions broadly, and a practical text for the development and evaluation of community interventions. Since establishing preventive behaviors and supportive environments in early childhood is the most effective strategy, the book focuses on childhood obesity.

Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Obesity in children -- Prevention.
Obesity -- prevention & control.
Child Health Services.
Child Nutritional Physiology Phenomena.
Evidence-Based Medicine -- methods.