Journals Higher Education



Published: 25 April 2014

260 Pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780199964482

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Childhood Obesity

Ethical and Policy Issues

Kristin Voigt, Stuart G. Nicholls, and Garrath Williams

  • Emphasizes that reducing or preventing childhood obesity is not a goal in its own right. Instead, childhood obesity needs to be approached in terms of the broader goal of promoting health and well-being.
  • Argues for the importance of finding interventions and policies that are likely to serve other goals, and not just that of preventing obesity.
  • Includes a discussion of US soda taxation plans and attempts to ban super size soda in New York.

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