Attitudes of the public towards policies to address obesity

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/326106
Title:
Attitudes of the public towards policies to address obesity
Authors:
Heery, Emily; Delaney, Mary; Kelleher, Cecily; Wall, Patrick; McCarthy, Mary; HRB Centre for Health and Diet Research
Citation:
Heery E et al. Attitudes of the public towards policies to address obesity. Dublin: Safefood; 2014.
Publisher:
Safefood
Issue Date:
Jun-2014
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/326106
Item Type:
Report
Language:
en
Description:
Strikingly high levels of public support were evident for a wide range of obesity-oriented interventions. The findings support prior research on behaviour change in key policy areas such as diet and smoking which demonstrates that support for interventions tends to decrease as the intrusiveness of interventions increases. Consistent with previous research, socio-demographic factors only explain a small portion (2-6%) of the variance in policy support. Overall, the findings indicate substantial public readiness for addressing obesity in Ireland, particularly through child-focused policies, informational measures, subsidies for healthy foods and cooperation between government and the food industry.
Keywords:
OBESITY; HEALTH PROMOTION
ISSN:
9781905767441

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorHeery, Emilyen_GB
dc.contributor.authorDelaney, Maryen_GB
dc.contributor.authorKelleher, Cecilyen_GB
dc.contributor.authorWall, Patricken_GB
dc.contributor.authorMcCarthy, Maryen_GB
dc.contributor.authorHRB Centre for Health and Diet Researchen_GB
dc.date.accessioned2014-09-15T09:27:19Z-
dc.date.available2014-09-15T09:27:19Z-
dc.date.issued2014-06-
dc.identifier.citationHeery E et al. Attitudes of the public towards policies to address obesity. Dublin: Safefood; 2014.en_GB
dc.identifier.issn9781905767441-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/326106-
dc.descriptionStrikingly high levels of public support were evident for a wide range of obesity-oriented interventions. The findings support prior research on behaviour change in key policy areas such as diet and smoking which demonstrates that support for interventions tends to decrease as the intrusiveness of interventions increases. Consistent with previous research, socio-demographic factors only explain a small portion (2-6%) of the variance in policy support. Overall, the findings indicate substantial public readiness for addressing obesity in Ireland, particularly through child-focused policies, informational measures, subsidies for healthy foods and cooperation between government and the food industry.en_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherSafefooden_GB
dc.subjectOBESITYen_GB
dc.subjectHEALTH PROMOTIONen_GB
dc.titleAttitudes of the public towards policies to address obesityen_GB
dc.typeReporten
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