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Monitoring and benchmarking government policies and actions to improve the healthiness of food environments: the government healthy food environment policy index

Swinburn, B; Vandevijvere, S; Kraak, V; Sacks, G; Snowdon, W; Hawkes, C; Barquera, S; Friel, Sharon; Kelly, B; Kumanyika, S; L'Abbe, M; Lee, A; Lobsteint, T; Ma, J; Macmullan, J; Mohan, S; Monteiro, C; Rayner, M; Sanders, D; Walker, C


Government action is essential to increase the healthiness of food environments and reduce obesity, diet-related non-communicable diseases (NCDs), and their related inequalities. This paper proposes a monitoring framework to assess government policies and actions for creating healthy food environments. Recommendations from relevant authoritative organizations and expert advisory groups for reducing obesity and NCDs were examined, and pertinent components were incorporated into a comprehensive...[Show more]

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Date published: 2013-10
Type: Journal article
Source: Obesity Reviews 14. Suppl. 1 (2013): 24-37
DOI: 10.1111/obr.12073


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