What is needed to reverse the trends in childhood obesity? A call to action

Paul A. Estabrooks, Edwin B. Fisher, Laura L. Hayman

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Abstract

Background: To address the complexity of issues surrounding childhood obesity, the Society of Behavioral Medicine identified childhood obesity as a special focus of its 2007 Annual Meeting. Purpose: The purpose of this paper was to provide a brief summary of the content of these sessions, promising practices that were presented, and recommendations for behavioral medicine research and practice professionals to facilitate reversing the current trends in childhood obesity. Methods and Results: A social-ecological perspective was used to discuss views on biological and genetic perspectives, the need for policy and environmental approaches, and the need to expand the types of research and practice being conducted. Conclusions: Recommendations included the need to (1) conduct a broader examination of potential policy, program, and practice strategies across social ecological levels, (2) use team approaches to science that include multiple disciplines and perspectives, (3) expand the methods and metrics used to demonstrate the value of childhood obesity treatment or prevention interventions, (4) use integrated research and practice partnerships, and (5) explicitly assess the potential of intervention strategies to reduce health disparities.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)209-216
Number of pages8
JournalAnnals of Behavioral Medicine
Volume36
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2008

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Keywords

  • Childhood obesity
  • Social-ecological perspective
  • Treatment or prevention interventions

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  • Psychology(all)
  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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What is needed to reverse the trends in childhood obesity? A call to action. / Estabrooks, Paul A.; Fisher, Edwin B.; Hayman, Laura L.

In: Annals of Behavioral Medicine, Vol. 36, No. 3, 01.12.2008, p. 209-216.

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Estabrooks, Paul A. ; Fisher, Edwin B. ; Hayman, Laura L. / What is needed to reverse the trends in childhood obesity? A call to action. In: Annals of Behavioral Medicine. 2008 ; Vol. 36, No. 3. pp. 209-216.
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