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Economic Instruments for Obesity Prevention: Results of a Scoping Review and Modified Delphi Survey

  • Guy E.J. Faulkner
  • Paul Grootendorst
  • Van Hai Nguyen
  • Tatiana Andreyeva
  • Kelly Arbour-Nicitopoulos
  • Chris Auld
  • Sean B. Cash
  • John Cawley
  • Peter Donnelly
  • Adam Drewnowski
  • Laurette Dubé
  • Roberta Ferrence
  • Ian Janssen
  • Jeffrey LaFrance
  • Darius Lakdawalla
  • Rena Mendelsen
  • Lisa Powell
  • W. Bruce Traill
  • Frank Windmeijer

Comprehensive, multi-level approaches are required to address obesity. One important target for intervention is the economic domain. The purpose of this study was to synthesize existing evidence regarding the impact of economic policies targeting obesity and its causal behaviours (diet, physical activity), and to make specific recommendations for the Canadian context.

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Paper provided by Monash University, Department of Economics in its series Monash Economics Working Papers with number 31-11.

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Length: 39 pages
Date of creation: Dec 2011
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Handle: RePEc:mos:moswps:2011-31
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