Prevention of overweight and obesity in children: influences on the food environment.

@article{HaireJoshu2002PreventionOO,
  title={Prevention of overweight and obesity in children: influences on the food environment.},
  author={Debra L. Haire-Joshu and Marilyn S. Nanney},
  journal={The Diabetes educator},
  year={2002},
  volume={28 3},
  pages={
          415-23
        }
}
PURPOSE There is an epidemic of pediatric overweight and obesity leading to type 2 diabetes in youth. The purpose of this review is to describe the multiple paths of influence on the food environment of youth and to identify diabetes education strategies focused on early prevention of overweight and obesity. METHODS A review of relevant professional literature was conducted. RESULTS Models of obesity prevention in youth need to address genetic factors that influence the development of food… CONTINUE READING

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