Community-based Approaches to Childhood Obesity: Research Progress and Future Directions
Obesity published its first supplement focused on community-based solutions to childhood obesity. The aims of the supplement are to highlight evidence from recent community-based intervention studies and provide unique perspectives on where the field needs to go in the future. Healthy Eating Research director, Mary Story, PhD, RD, was a guest editor of the supplement.
The healthfulness of foods and beverages found in retail food stores differs widely across the United States, both by location of the store as well as by store type. Some communities have limited access to stores that carry healthful staple foods such as fruits and vegetables, whole grain-rich foods, and … More
The marketing of unhealthy foods to children and youth is a major public health concern. Children in the United States grow up surrounded by food and beverage marketing, which primarily promotes products with excessive amounts of added sugar, salt, and fat, and inadequate amounts of fruits, vegetables, and whole grains. … More
Child care providers are a vital part of healthy, thriving communities. Over half of children between the ages of zero and five spend significant time in non-parental child care. These early years are critical for healthy brain development and establishing the habits that last a lifetime. Laws and policies shape … More