The Science of Childhood Obesity:

An Individual to Societal Framework

July 27, 2015

Encouraging more social interaction for kids rather than just limiting TV time and enforcing strong nutritional policies in schools are just two of the ways to decrease child obesity rates, according to researchers from the Michael & Susan Dell Center for Healthy Living at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) School of Public Health Austin Regional Campus.

UTHealth researchers published eight new articles, including an introduction from the regional dean, as part of a special obesity issue of the International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity. The issue, titled “The Science of Childhood Obesity: An Individual to Societal Framework,” provides insights into how to solve the child obesity epidemic and close the gap in our current understanding of its causes.

Read and download articles from the special issue

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Publication costs for this supplement were funded by the Michael & Susan Dell Foundation. The articles have been through the journal's standard peer review process.