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Public opinion on food-related obesity prevention policy initiatives.
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PMID:  23088483     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Issue addressed: The study was designed to determine public acceptability of various forms of regulation to support a healthy eating environment. Methods: Telephone interviews were undertaken in June-July 2010 with a random sample of adults in Australia who were the main grocery buyer for their household. Results: Data were analysed for 1,511 adults. A clear majority of participants (80% or more) were in favour of traffic light and kilojoule menu labelling, reformulation to reduce the fat, salt and sugar content of processed foods, and regulation of broadcast and non-broadcast avenues used to market unhealthy food and drinks to children. Relatively less support (two-thirds or more), particularly among lower socioeconomic status participants, was shown for taxation policies and controls on food company sponsorship of sports and education programs. Despite the survey's focus on food marketing avenues and methods directed at children, for the most part non-parents were just as likely as parents to support restrictions. Conclusions: Overall, these findings indicate that there is strong public support for the introduction of policy initiatives aimed at creating a healthier food environment.
Belinda Morley; Jane Martin; Victoria Philippa Niven; Melanie Wakefield
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Health promotion journal of Australia : official journal of Australian Association of Health Promotion Professionals     Volume:  23     ISSN:  1036-1073     ISO Abbreviation:  Health Promot J Austr     Publication Date:  2012 Aug 
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Created Date:  2012-10-23     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9710936     Medline TA:  Health Promot J Austr     Country:  Australia    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  86-91     Citation Subset:  IM    
Centre for Behavioural Research in Cancer, Cancer Council Victoria.
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