Get 20M+ Full-Text Papers For Less Than $1.50/day. Start a 14-Day Trial for You or Your Team.

Learn More →

Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children Program, a Social Experiment on Effective Strategies to Prevent Severe Obesity Among Preschool Children

Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children Program, a Social... Letters Rodrigo B. Mansur, MD, PhD the policy toolbox for populations covered by various govern- Roger S. McIntyre, MD ment-sponsored programs than among the general popula- Elisa Brietzke, MD, PhD tion. Historically high prevalence and a continuously increas- ing trend of obesity among the general population persuasively Author Affiliations: Mood Disorders Psychopharmacology Unit, University indicate that individual-targeted health education programs Health Network, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada. or guidelines developed to navigate American individuals’ Corresponding Author: Rodrigo B. Mansur, MD, PhD, Mood Disorders dietary behaviors, although existing for multiple decades, have Psychopharmacology Unit, University Health Network, University of virtually failed to make a dent in the overall lifestyle of Ameri- Toronto, 399 Bathurst St, MP 9-325, Toronto, ON M5T 2S8, Canada (rodrigomansur71@uol.com.br). can individuals. However, attributing the obesity pandemic to Published Online: May 21, 2018. doi:10.1001/jamapediatrics.2018.1005 social environments in has generated a number of meaning- Conflict of Interest Disclosures: None reported. ful and effective policy interventions to create social environ- ments that make healthy choices easier. The new WIC food Editorial Note: This letter was shown to the corresponding author of the original article, who declined to reply on behalf of the authors. packages introduced in 2009 are http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png JAMA Pediatrics American Medical Association

Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children Program, a Social Experiment on Effective Strategies to Prevent Severe Obesity Among Preschool Children

JAMA Pediatrics , Volume 172 (7) – Jul 29, 2018

Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children Program, a Social Experiment on Effective Strategies to Prevent Severe Obesity Among Preschool Children

Abstract

Letters Rodrigo B. Mansur, MD, PhD the policy toolbox for populations covered by various govern- Roger S. McIntyre, MD ment-sponsored programs than among the general popula- Elisa Brietzke, MD, PhD tion. Historically high prevalence and a continuously increas- ing trend of obesity among the general population persuasively Author Affiliations: Mood Disorders Psychopharmacology Unit, University indicate that individual-targeted health education programs Health Network, University of Toronto,...
Loading next page...
 
/lp/american-medical-association/special-supplemental-nutrition-program-for-women-infants-and-children-Uv00DaXTGb
Publisher
American Medical Association
Copyright
Copyright 2018 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved.
ISSN
2168-6203
eISSN
2168-6211
DOI
10.1001/jamapediatrics.2018.1019
Publisher site
See Article on Publisher Site

Abstract

Letters Rodrigo B. Mansur, MD, PhD the policy toolbox for populations covered by various govern- Roger S. McIntyre, MD ment-sponsored programs than among the general popula- Elisa Brietzke, MD, PhD tion. Historically high prevalence and a continuously increas- ing trend of obesity among the general population persuasively Author Affiliations: Mood Disorders Psychopharmacology Unit, University indicate that individual-targeted health education programs Health Network, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada. or guidelines developed to navigate American individuals’ Corresponding Author: Rodrigo B. Mansur, MD, PhD, Mood Disorders dietary behaviors, although existing for multiple decades, have Psychopharmacology Unit, University Health Network, University of virtually failed to make a dent in the overall lifestyle of Ameri- Toronto, 399 Bathurst St, MP 9-325, Toronto, ON M5T 2S8, Canada (rodrigomansur71@uol.com.br). can individuals. However, attributing the obesity pandemic to Published Online: May 21, 2018. doi:10.1001/jamapediatrics.2018.1005 social environments in has generated a number of meaning- Conflict of Interest Disclosures: None reported. ful and effective policy interventions to create social environ- ments that make healthy choices easier. The new WIC food Editorial Note: This letter was shown to the corresponding author of the original article, who declined to reply on behalf of the authors. packages introduced in 2009 are

Journal

JAMA PediatricsAmerican Medical Association

Published: Jul 29, 2018

References