A Tale of Two ObesCities: The Role of Municipal Governance in Reducing Childhood Obesity in New York City and London

  title={A Tale of Two ObesCities: The Role of Municipal Governance in Reducing Childhood Obesity in New York City and London},
  author={Nicholas Freudenberg and Kimberly Libman and Eileen B. O’Keefe},
  journal={Journal of Urban Health},
As rates of childhood obesity and overweight rise around the world, researchers and policy makers seek new ways to reverse these trends. Given the concentration of the world’s population, income inequalities, unhealthy diets, and patterns of physical activity in cities, urban areas bear a disproportionate burden of obesity. To address these issues, in 2008, researchers from the City University of New York and London Metropolitan University created the Municipal Responses to Childhood Obesity… CONTINUE READING
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