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Obesity and Public Policy.
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PMID:  22224839     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
There is a pressing need to reduce both the prevalence and impact of obesity. This review begins with a discussion of the roles of treatment and prevention. Two overriding issues, weight bias and the addictive nature of food, are covered because of their importance not only to the individuals affected but also to public policy. We then cover promising policy areas in which changes can be implemented to support healthy behaviors: school policy, food marketing, food labeling and packaging, and taxes on unhealthy foods. The roles of the food industry and federal, state, and local governments are also discussed. Expected final online publication date for the Annual Review of Clinical Psychology Volume 8 is March 26, 2012. Please see http://www.annualreviews.org/catalog/pubdates.aspx for revised estimates.
Authors:
Ashley N Gearhardt; Marie A Bragg; Rebecca L Pearl; Natasha A Schvey; Christina A Roberto; Kelly D Brownell
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-1-3
Journal Detail:
Title:  Annual review of clinical psychology     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1548-5951     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2012 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-1-9     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101235325     Medline TA:  Annu Rev Clin Psychol     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Affiliation:
Department of Psychology, Yale University, New Haven, CT 06520; email: ashley.gearhardt@yale.edu.
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