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Moving beyond 'rates, roads and rubbish': how do local governments make choices about healthy public policy to prevent obesity?

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While the causes of obesity are well known traditional eduction and treatment strategies do not appear to be making an impact. One solution as part of a broader complimentary set of strategies may be regulatory intervention at local government level to create environments for healthy nutrition and increased physical activity. Semi structured interviews were conducted with representatives of local government in Australia. Factors most likely to facilitate policy change were those supported by ...

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Peer reviewed

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10.1186/1743-8462-6-20

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
Department:
Nuffield Department of Population Health
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Institution:
"Deakin University, Melbourne, Australia"
Department:
WHO Collaborating Centre on Obesity
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Institution:
"Monash University, Melbourne, Australia"
Department:
School of Public Health and Preventative Medicine
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Institution:
"Deakin University, Melbourne, Australia"
Department:
WHO Collaborating Centre on Obesity
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Institution:
"Deakin University, Melbourne, Australia"
Department:
WHO Collaborating Centre on Obesity
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Publisher:
BioMed Central
Journal:
Australia and New Zealand Health Policy More from this journal
Volume:
6
Article number:
20
Publication date:
2009-08-01
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1743-8462
Language:
English
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Deposit date:
2010-01-18

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