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Can we simultaneously work toward the prevention of obesity and eating disorders in children and adolescents?

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Grantee Institution: University of Minnesota
MCH Training Program: MCH Nutrition
Product Category: Other

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Mary T. Story
Epidemiology and Community Health, 1300 South Second Street, Suite 300, Minneapolis, MN 55454-1087
(612) 626-8801
Email: story@epi.umn.edu

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This article proposes that in order to answer the question, “Can we simultaneously work toward the prevention of obesity and eating disorders in children and adolescents?”, the following must be determined: (a) if there is a need for integrated approaches; (b) if we can bridge the fields of obesity and eating disorders; (c) if we can foster the development of environments that promote healthy eating and physical activity choices and the acceptance of diverse body shapes and sizes; and (d) if we can work toward the development of interventions that have relevance to a broad spectrum of weight-related conditions and behaviors. Source: Neumark-Sztainer D, International Journal of Eating Disorders 38(3):220-227. Published online 6 Oct 2005

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