Obesity in Children: Tackling a Growing Problem presents an overview of the complex and interrelated factors that contribute to the rise in obesity prevalence in children and adolescents. The dual epidemics of overweight and inactivity in youth are addressed. Specific recommendations and evidenced-based strategies for developing and implementing programs to combat obesity in youth are reviewed.
Among the topics covered:
- The dual epidemics of overweight and inactivity in youth
- Causes and consequences of inadequate activity and being overweight
- Programmatic considerations and strategies to promote healthy eating and routine physical activity in children and adolescents