Refers to costs associated with food and physical activity Could include

Refers to costs associated with food and physical

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Refers to costs associated with food and physical activity Could include incentives or taxes at either local or national level: Subsidising healthy food Penalties for providing unsafe or unhealthy food Finance new public transport systems
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Political measures Refers to rules associated with physical activity and diet including laws, regulations, policies and institutional rules: Food labelling with appropriate understandable health-related information Regulation of food advertising aimed at children Town planning policies which prioritise active transport (walking and cycling)
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Changing Sociocultural Environments Refers to a community’s/society’s attitudes, beliefs and values towards diet and physical activity Measures could include: Promoting physical activity in the workplace ‘Health-promoting schools’ with an ethos of nutritious healthy school dinners Using role models (like celebrities) to influence healthy diet (Jamie Oliver) and physical activity (Dame Kelly Holmes)
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Summary What is obesity? Who is at risk? Is obesity a population health issue? What influences individual behaviour? Public health approaches to tackling obesity
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Key Reading Chapter 5:Obesity In Ewles (2005). Key topics in Public Health: Essential briefings on prevention and health promotion. Elsevier Chapter 9.5: Obesity In Detels et al (2009). Oxford Textbook of Public Health. Oxford University Press
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