Legislative approaches to tackling the obesity epidemic

Eisenberg, Mark J.; Atallah, Rene; Grandi, Sonia M.; Windle, Sarah B.; Berry, Elliot M.
September 2011
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;9/20/2011, Vol. 183 Issue 13, p1496
Academic Journal
The article reports that the combination of legislative and public health approaches and environmental modifications are effective way to reverse the growing concern on obesity in Canada. It states that the government must address issues on banning obesogenic ingredients and junk foods and regulating the consumption of sodium. It says that resolving obesity issues requires corporate, school, and youth intervention.


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