Using the Yale Rudd Center Public Opinion on Obesity Survey, this study examines how individuals’ demographic/health characteristics, political attitudes and beliefs about the causes of obesity affect their support for obesity-reduction policies. Included in the study were seven obesity metaphors; how much respondents’ agreed with or used these metaphors was strongly predictive of whether they supported public policy to reduce obesity rates. In light of these results, the authors suggest that metaphorical reasoning could be a potent strategy in reframing issues to shore up support for obesity-reduction policies.
Published: March 2009
ID #: 65055
Journal: Milbank Q
Authors: Barry CL, Brescoll VL, Brownell KD, Schlesinger M
Increasing Healthy Food Access for Low-Income Communities: Protocol of the Healthy Community Stores Case Study ProjectImproving healthy food access in low-income communities continues to be a public health challenge. One strategy for improving healthy food access has been to introduce community food stores, with the mission of increasing healthy food access; however, no study has explored the experiences of different initiatives and models in opening and sustaining healthy food stores. More
Food Outlet Density, Distance, and Food Quality Offered to Preschool-Aged Children at Family Child Care HomesThis study aimed to examine how food environments around family child care homes (FCCHs) are associated with the healthfulness of foods served to children. The study included cross-sectional data from a mail survey of 132 Mississippi FCCHs. Rural FCCHs with higher counts of supermarkets, convenience stores, and produce stores had lower compliance with selected best More