Readership: Students, researchers and academics concerned with obesity, health policy, public health, and bioethics.
Kristin Voigt, Assistant Professor, Department of Philosophy and Institute for Health and Social Policy, McGill University, Stuart G. Nicholls, Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Epidemiology & Community Medicine, University of Ottawa, and Garrath Williams, lecturer, Lancaster University
Kristin Voigt is an Assistant Professor at McGill University, jointly appointed in the Department of Philosophy and the Institute for Health and Social Policy. Her research focuses on egalitarian theories of distributive justice and the links between philosophy and social policy.
Stuart Nicholls is a Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) Postdoctoral Fellow at the Department of Epidemiology & Community Medicine, University of Ottawa. His research broadly considers socio-ethical issues in public health, with a particular interest in population screening.
Garrath Williams lectures in philosophy at Lancaster University, UK. He studied philosophy, politics and health care ethics at Manchester University, and continues to research in all three areas. He has a special interest in the philosophy of responsibility, and participates in collaborative European research on children and health.
"A welcome and much needed work which promises to significantly shape future research in the area. The authors draw on an impressive range of sources and support normative claims with solid empirical evidence throughout. The book is clearly written and well-argued and is going to be a landmark in the emerging normative literature on obesity and on public health ethics in general." - Global Discourse
Chapter 1: Empirical Uncertainty: Some Difficulties in Placing Obesity Centerstage
Chapter 2: Normative Uncertainty: What Do We Want From Policies to Address Childhood Obesity
Chapter 3: Childhood Obesity and Parental Responsibility
Chapter 4: Childhood Obesity Interventions, Equity and Social Justice
Chapter 5: Stigma and Weight Bias: Implications for Childhood Obesity Interventions
Chapter 6: Childhood Obesity and the 'Obesogenic Environment'
Chapter 7: Price Policies as Strategies for Obesity Prevention
Chapter 8: Responding to Food Marketing Targeted at Children: Regulation, Social Marketing and Media Literacy
Chapter 9: Schools and Childhood Obesity
Conclusion: Childhood Obesity: Some Practical Implications