Obesity and public policy

Ashley N. Gearhardt, Marie Bragg, Rebecca L. Pearl, Natasha A. Schvey, Christina A. Roberto, Kelly D. Brownell

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Abstract

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. ©

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)405-430
Number of pages26
JournalAnnual Review of Clinical Psychology
Volume8
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 27 2012

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Public Policy
Obesity
Food Labeling
Food Packaging
State Government
Food
Nutrition Policy
Local Government
Federal Government
Food Industry
Taxes
Marketing
Weights and Measures

Keywords

  • food addiction
  • food labeling
  • food marketing
  • obesity prevention
  • school health
  • weight bias

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychiatry and Mental health
  • Clinical Psychology

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Gearhardt, A. N., Bragg, M., Pearl, R. L., Schvey, N. A., Roberto, C. A., & Brownell, K. D. (2012). Obesity and public policy. Annual Review of Clinical Psychology, 8, 405-430. https://doi.org/10.1146/annurev-clinpsy-032511-143129

Obesity and public policy. / Gearhardt, Ashley N.; Bragg, Marie; Pearl, Rebecca L.; Schvey, Natasha A.; Roberto, Christina A.; Brownell, Kelly D.

In: Annual Review of Clinical Psychology, Vol. 8, 27.04.2012, p. 405-430.

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Gearhardt, AN, Bragg, M, Pearl, RL, Schvey, NA, Roberto, CA & Brownell, KD 2012, 'Obesity and public policy', Annual Review of Clinical Psychology, vol. 8, pp. 405-430. https://doi.org/10.1146/annurev-clinpsy-032511-143129
Gearhardt AN, Bragg M, Pearl RL, Schvey NA, Roberto CA, Brownell KD. Obesity and public policy. Annual Review of Clinical Psychology. 2012 Apr 27;8:405-430. https://doi.org/10.1146/annurev-clinpsy-032511-143129
Gearhardt, Ashley N. ; Bragg, Marie ; Pearl, Rebecca L. ; Schvey, Natasha A. ; Roberto, Christina A. ; Brownell, Kelly D. / Obesity and public policy. In: Annual Review of Clinical Psychology. 2012 ; Vol. 8. pp. 405-430.
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