This volume examines the causes and consequences of increasing rates of obesity and overweight among children. In addition, it reviews specific policies and programs aimed at reducing obesity and overweight and the related health problems that result.Contents:Introducing the IssueChristina Paxson and Elisabeth Donahue (Princeton University)Childhood Obesity: Trends and Potential CausesPatricia M. Anderson (Dartmouth College) and Kristin F. Butcher (Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago)The Consequences of Childhood Overweight and ObesityStephen R. Daniels (University of Cincinnati College of Medicine and Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center)Treating Childhood Obesity and Associated Medical ConditionsSonia Caprio (Yale University School of Medicine)The Role of Built Environments in Physical Activity, Eating, and Obesity in ChildrenJames F. Sallis (San Diego State University and Robert Wood Johnson Foundation) and Karen Glanz (Emory University) The Role of Child Care Settings in Obesity PreventionMary Story and Karen Kaphingst (University of Minnesota and Robert Wood Johnson Foundation), and Simone French (University of Minnesota).The Role of Schools in Obesity PreventionMary Story, Karen Kaphingst, and Simone FrenchMarkets and Childhood Obesity PolicyJohn Cawley (Cornell University)The Role of Parents in Preventing Childhood ObesityAna C. Lindsay, Juhee Kim, and Steven Gortmaker (Harvard School of Public Health), and Katarina M. Sussner (Harvard Graduate School of Arts and Sciences)In this essay, we document trends in childrena#39;s obesity and examine the underlying causes of the obesity epidemic. We begin by discussing definitions of overweight and obesity, noting some potential problems. ... Later in the article we will use these cutoffs to define obesity using the National Health and Nutrition Examination Surveys (NHANES), a nationally representative sample of U.S. children whoanbsp;...
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