TITLE

Researchers View Obesity from a Life Course Perspective

AUTHOR(S)
Segelken, Roger
PUB. DATE
December 2005
SOURCE
Human Ecology;Dec2005, Vol. 33 Issue 3, p14
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Proceeding
ABSTRACT
The article informs that in a presentation titled "Obesity and the Life Course" during Cornell's Ecology of Obesity conference held June 6 and 7, 2005, experts viewed obesity from the life course perspective, which, they said, can reveal both early warning signs and opportune moments for constructive intervention. Kirsten Davison, assistant professor of health policy, management, and behavior at the University at Albany's School of Public Health, said she tries to combine knowledge of the "ecology of families" with the life course perspective. Davison's prescription for a healthy family environment calls for more healthful foods and less junk foods, more physical activity involving the entire family, and less television watching.
ACCESSION #
19414480

 

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