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Obesogenic environments : complexities, perceptions, and objective measures /

Authors: Lake, Amelia A.%editor | Townshend, Tim G.%editor | Alvanides, Seraphim.%editor Published by : Blackwell Pub., (Chichester, England :) Physical details: xvi, 228 p. : ill. 25 cm. ISBN: 1405182636 Subject(s): Obesity %Epidemiology. | Obesity %Prevention. | Diet. | Environment | Feeding Behavior %psychology. | Health Promotion %methods. | Obesity %etiology. Year: 2010
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Book Book AUM Main Library English Collections Hall 614.59398 O333 (Browse Shelf) Available JBC/2011/11264

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Machine generated contents note: Part One.Socio-cultural factors.1. Factors influencing behaviour.2. Eating behaviours and food environments.3. Physical activity and environments which promote active living.4. Changing foodscapes­.5. Physical Design.Part Two.Aspects of the built environment.6. Defining & mapping obesogenic environments­.7. Walkability and neighbourhood design.8. Access to food.9. Active transport.10. Green space and the vitamin G effect.

"The obesogenic environment describes the sum of influences that our surroundings, opportunities or conditions of life have on promoting obesity in individuals or populations. In a world where obesity has now reached epidemic proportions, a thorough understanding of the underlying causes of the problem is essential if public health initiatives and government policies are to successfully address the issue. Beginning with an overarching introduction to obesity and its implications for health and wellbeing, the book will move on to consider such crucial areas as eating behaviours and food environments, physical activity and food access. This groundbreaking book brings together for the first time the knowledge of dietitians, epidemiologists and town planners in order to offer a multidisciplinary approach to public health, suggesting new and exciting ways to shape our environment to better support healthful decisions"--Provided by publisher.

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