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Smart food policies for obesity prevention

February 18, 2015, Corinna Hawkes, Trenton G. Smith, Jo Jewell, Jane Wardle, Ross A. Hammond, Sharon Friel, et al.

Prevention of obesity requires policies that work. In this Series paper, the authors propose a new way to understand how food policies could be made to work more effectively for obesity prevention. Their approach draws on evidence from a range of disciplines (psychology, economics, and public health nutrition) to develop a theory of change to understand how food policies work. They focus on one of the key determinants of obesity: diet. 

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