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Environmental and Societal Factors Affect Food Choice and Physical Activity: Rationale, Influences, and Leverage Points

Citation

Booth, Sarah L.; Sallis, James F.; Ritenbaugh, Cheryl; Hill, James O.; Birch, Leann L.; Frank, Lawrence D.; Glanz, Karen; Himmelgreen, David A.; Mudd, Michael; & Popkin, Barry M., et al. (2001). Environmental and Societal Factors Affect Food Choice and Physical Activity: Rationale, Influences, and Leverage Points. Nutrition Reviews, 59(3), S21-39.

Abstract

Dietary and physical activity behaviors that affect health are influenced by a wide variety of forces; changes in these behaviors require interventions and commitment to action at multiple levels. Education-based obesity-prevention strategies (e.g., mass-media promotion of healthy foods and promotion of healthy physical activity habits through schools) are viewed as the most useful and the most feasible to implement. Implicit in these strategies is the focus on the individual? Education-based strategies have met with limited long-term success in changing behavior: however, perhaps owing to a general lack of supporting environmental modifications.

URL

http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1753-4887.2001.tb06983.x

Reference Type

Journal Article

Journal Title

Nutrition Reviews

Author(s)

Booth, Sarah L.
Sallis, James F.
Ritenbaugh, Cheryl
Hill, James O.
Birch, Leann L.
Frank, Lawrence D.
Glanz, Karen
Himmelgreen, David A.
Mudd, Michael
Popkin, Barry M.
Rickard, Karyl A.
St. Jeor, Sachiko
Hays, Nicholas P.

Year Published

2001

Volume Number

59

Issue Number

3

Pages

S21-39

Reference ID

1847