Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://doi.org/10.1089/chi.2011.0107
Title: Hard truths and a new strategy for addressing childhood obesity
Authors: Finkelstein, E.A. 
Bilger, M.
Issue Date: 2012
Citation: Finkelstein, E.A., Bilger, M. (2012). Hard truths and a new strategy for addressing childhood obesity. Childhood Obesity 8 (2) : 106-109. ScholarBank@NUS Repository. https://doi.org/10.1089/chi.2011.0107
Abstract: We debunk three likely misperceptions about childhood obesity: (1) the epidemic thereof is caused by poverty, (2) information campaigns alone would be effective at reducing childhood obesity rates, and (3) obesity-reducing interventions would necessarily save money. We then discuss policies that could be effective at reducing childhood obesity rates and propose a tax/subsidy strategy that would provide the right incentives for governments, schools, and households to make appropriate investments in obesity prevention efforts. © Mary Ann Liebert, Inc.
Source Title: Childhood Obesity
URI: http://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/126583
ISSN: 21532168
DOI: 10.1089/chi.2011.0107
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