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Leaps of Faith in the Obesity Debate: a Cautionary Note for Policy-makers

Botterill, Linda

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The obesity epidemic has become an issue of major public concern in recent years, with dire predictions of its impact on public health budgets and the long-term health of populations in the developed world. Governments are being urged to act to improve our eating habits and make us more active. Policy proposals range from education campaigns to banning junk food advertising to more extreme measures such as 'fat taxes'. Although the debate has included discussion of public policy solutions to...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2006
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/24318
Source: Political Quarterly
DOI: 10.1111/j.1467-923X.2006.00822.x

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