Public opinion on nutrition-related policies to combat child obesity, Los Angeles County, 2011.

Auteur(s) :
Simon PA., Chiang C., Lightstone AS., Shih M.
Date :
Juin, 2014
Source(s) :
Preventing chronic disease. # p
Adresse :
Division of Chronic Disease and Injury Prevention, Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, 3530 Wilshire Blvd, 8th Floor, Los Angeles, CA 90010. E-mail: psimon@ph.lacounty.gov.

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We assessed public opinion on nutrition-related policies to address child obesity: a soda tax, restrictions on advertising unhealthy foods and beverages to children, and restrictions on siting fast food restaurants and convenience stores near schools. We analyzed data from 998 adults (aged ≥18 years) in the 2011 Los Angeles County Health Survey. Support was highest for advertising restrictions (74%), intermediate for a soda tax (60%), and lowest for siting restrictions on fast food restaurants and convenience stores (44% and 37%, respectively). Support for food and beverage advertising restrictions and soda taxation is promising for future policy efforts to address child obesity.

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