Childhoo Obesity focus of Future of Children Journal

Posted on August 18, 2006

Childhood Obesity the Focus of New Issue of Princeton/Brookings Future of Children Journal

The Woodrow Wilson School at Princeton University and the Brookings Institution are pleased to announce the release of the newest volume of their jointly published journal, The Future of Children, Childhood Obesity (Vol. 16, No. 1). This issue features nine articles on the high and rising rates of overweight and obesity among U.S. children, presenting evidence on the multiple causes, consequences, and methods of dealing with the growing problem.

Please take a few minutes to read the Executive Summary.

This issue is accompanied by a policy brief, “Fighting Obesity in the Public Schools,” authored by Ron Haskins, senior editor and co-director of the Center and Families at the Brookings Institution; Christina Paxson, senior editor, director of the Center for Health and Wellbeing and Professor of Economics and Public Affairs at Princeton University; and Elisabeth Donahue, associate editor and lecturer at the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University.

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