Calorie Offsets: Environmental Policy for the Food Environment.

Auteur(s) :
El-Sayed AM., Galea S.
Date :
Août, 2015
Source(s) :
American journal of public health. #105:8 pe4-6
Adresse :
Abdulrahman M. El-Sayed is with the Department of Epidemiology, Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University, New York, NY. Sandro Galea is with the Boston University School of Public Health, Boston, MA. ame2145@cumc.columbia.edu

Sommaire de l'article

Although obesity continues to challenge the public's health, effective policy solutions are wanting. Borrowing from environmental protection efforts, we explored the potential for a "calorie offset" regulatory mechanism, which is similar to the carbon emission offsets used to curb greenhouse gas emissions, to mitigate the harmful health externalities of unhealthy food production. This approach might have a number of advantages over traditional policy tools, and warrants attention from health policymakers and industry alike.

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