PublicationsSystematic reviewsObesity: social and environmental interventionsIncluded studies
Social and environmental interventions to reduce childhood obesity: a systematic map of reviews. Included studies

Brug J, van Lenthe F (eds) (2005) Environmental determinants and interventions for physical activity, nutrition and smoking: a review. Netherlands: Rijksinstituut voor Volksgezondheid en Milieu.

Cavill N (1998) National campaigns to promote physical activity: can they make a difference? International Journal of Obesity 22: S48-S51.

Cavill N, Bauman A (2004) Changing the way people think about health-enhancing physical activity: do mass media campaigns have a role? Journal of Sports Sciences 22: 771-790.

Desjardins E, Schwartz AL (2007) Collaborating to combat childhood obesity. Health Affairs (Project Hope) 26: 567-571.

Dobbins M (1996) The effectiveness of community-based heart health projects: a systematic overview. Working Paper Series 96-1.

Dobbins M,Beyers J (1999) The effectiveness of community-based heart health projects: a systematic overview update. Onatario, Canada: Ontario Ministry of Health, Region of Hamilton-Wentworth, Social and Public Health Services Division.

Faith MS, Fontaine KR, Baskin ML, Allison DB (2007) Toward the reduction of population obesity: macrolevel environmental approaches to the problems of food, eating, and obesity. Psychological Bulletin 133: 205-226.

Finlay SJ and Faulkner, G (2005) Physical activity promotion through the mass media: inception, production, transmission and consumption. Preventive Medicine 40: 121-130.

Fogelholm M, Lahti-Koski M (2002) Community health-promotion interventions with physical activity: does this approach prevent obesity? Scandinavian Journal of Nutrition 46: 173-177.

French SA, Wechsler H (2004) School-based research and initiatives: fruit and vegetable environment, policy, and pricing workshop. Preventive Medicine 39 Suppl 2: S101-S107.

French S, Stables G (2003) Environmental interventions to promote fruit and vegetable consumption among youth in school settings. Preventive Medicine 37: 593-610.

French SA (2003) Pricing effects on food choices. The American Society for Nutritional Sciences Journal of Nutrition 133: 841-843.

Glanz K (1999) Progress in dietary behavior change. American Journal of Health Promotion 14: 112-117. Glanz K (1999) Progress in dietary behavior change. American Journal of Health Promotion 14: 112-117.

Glanz K, Hoelscher D (2004) Increasing fruit and vegetable intake by changing environments, policy and pricing: restaurant-based research, strategies, and recommendations. Preventive Medicine 39 Suppl 2: S88-S93.

Goodman C, Anise A (2006) What is known about the effectiveness of economic instruments to reduce consumption of foods high in saturated fats and other energy-dense foods for preventing and treating obesity? Denmark: WHO Regional Office for Europe. (accessed August 2008)

Hastings G, Stead M, McDermott L, Forsyth A, MacKintosh AM, Rayner M, Godfrey C, Caraher M, Angus K (2003) Review of research on the effects of food promotion to children Final Report. Food Standards Agency.


Hider PN (2001) Environmental interventions to reduce energy intake or density. NZHTA Report 4.  New Zealand Health Technology Assessment Clearing House (NZHTA).

Holdsworth M, Haslam C (1998) A review of point-of-choice nutrition labelling schemes in the workplace, public eating places and universities. Journal of Human Nutrition and Dietetics 11: 423-445.

Jackson NF, Howes FS, Gupta S, Doyle JL, Waters E (2005a) Interventions implemented through sporting organisations for increasing participation in sport. The Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews: Review 2005: Issue 2.

Jackson NF, Howes FS, Gupta S, Doyle JL, Waters E (2005b) Policy interventions implemented through sporting organisations for promoting healthy behaviour change. The Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2005: Issue 2.

Jago R, Baranowski T (2004) Non-curricular approaches for increasing physical activity in youth: a review. Preventive Medicine 39: 157-163.

Jago R, Baranowski T, Baranowski JC (2007) Fruit and vegetable availability: a micro environmental mediating variable? Public Health Nutrition 10: 681-689.

Jeffery RW, Utter J (2003) The changing environment and population obesity in the United States. Obesity Research 11: 12S-22S.

Jones A, Bentham G, Foster C, Hillsdon M, Panter J (2007) Obesogenic environments evidence review. London: Foresight tackling obesities: Future choices project.

Kahn EB, Ramsey LT, Brownson RC, Heath GW, Howze EH, Powell KE, Stone EJ, Rajab MW, Corso P (2002) The effectiveness of interventions to increase physical activity. A systematic review. American Journal of Preventive Medicine 22: 73-107.

King AC (1998) How to promote physical activity in a community: research experiences from the US highlighting different community approaches. Patient Education and Counseling 33: S3-12.

Lister-Sharp D, Chapman S, Stewart-Brown S, Sowden, A (1999) Health promoting schools and health promotion in schools: two systematic reviews. Health Technology Assessment 3: 1-207.

Marcus BH, Forsyth LH (1999) How are we doing with physical activity? American Journal of Health Promotion 14: 118-124.

Marcus BH, Owen N, Forsyth LH, Cavill NA, Fridinger F (1998) Physical activity interventions using mass media, print media and information technology. American Journal of Preventive Medicine 15: 362-378.

Marshall AL, Owen N, Bauman AE (2004) Mediated approaches for influencing physical activity: update of the evidence on mass media, print, telephone and website delivery of interventions. Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport 7: 74-80.

Matson-Koffman DM, Brownstein JN, Neiner JA, Greaney ML (2005) A site-specific literature review of policy and environmental interventions that promote physical activity and nutrition for cardiovascular health: what works? American Journal of Health Promotion 19: 167-193.

Mukoma W, Flisher AJ (2004) Evaluations of health promoting schools: a review of nine studies. Health Promotion International 19: 357-368.

Murphy NM, Bauman A (2007) Mass sporting and physical activity events--are they "bread and circuses" or public health interventions to increase population levels of physical activity? Journal of Physical Activity and Health 4: 193-202.

NICE (2006) Transport interventions promoting safe cycling and walking: evidence briefing. London: National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence.

Ogilvie D, Egan M, Hamilton V, Petticrew M (2004) Promoting walking and cycling as an alternative to using cars: systematic review. BMJ 329: 763.

Ogilvie D, Foster CE, Rothnie H, Cavill N, Hamilton V, Fitzsimons CF, Mutrie N (2007) Interventions to promote walking: systematic review. BMJ 334: 1204.

Orleans CT, Gruman J, Ulmer C, Emont SL, Hollendonner JK (1999) Rating our progress in population health promotion: report card on six behaviors. American Journal of Health Promotion 14: 75-82.

Parker DR, Assaf AR (2005) Community interventions for cardiovascular disease. Primary Care 32: 865-881.

Pate RR, Trost SG, Mullis R, Sallis JF, Wechsler H, Brown DR (2000) Community interventions to promote proper nutrition and physical activity among youth. Preventive Medicine 31: S138-S149.

Rees R, Harden A, Shepherd J, Brunton G, Oliver S, Oakley  A (2001) Young people and physical activity: a systematic review of research on barriers and facilitators. London: EPPI-Centre, Social Science Research Unit, Institute of Education, University of London.

Sallis JF, Bauman A, Pratt M (1998) Environmental and policy interventions to promote physical activity. American Journal of Preventive Medicine 15: 379-397.

Sellers DE, Crawford SL, Bullock K, McKinlay JB (1997) Understanding the variability in the effectiveness of community heart health programs: a meta-analysis. Social Science and Medicine 44: 1325-1339.

Sharpe PA (2003) Community-based physical activity intervention. Arthritis and Rheumatism 49: 455-462.

Shepherd J, Harden A, Rees R, Brunton G, Garcia J, Oliver S, Oakley A (2001) Young people and healthy eating: a systematic review of research on barriers and facilitators. London: EPPI-Centre, Social Science Research Unit, Institute of Education, University of London.

Shilton TR, Brown WJ (2004) Physical activity among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and communities. Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport 7: 39-42.

Simmons D, Voyle J, Swinburn B, O'Dea K (1997) Community-based approaches for the primary prevention of non-insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus. Diabetic Medicine 14: 519-526.

Snyder LB (2007) Health communication campaigns and their impact on behavior. Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior 39: S32-S40.

Swinburn B, Egger G (2002) Preventive strategies against weight gain and obesity. Obesity Reviews 3: 289-301.

Teufel-Shone NI (2006) Promising strategies for obesity prevention and treatment within American Indian communities. Journal of Transcultural Nursing 17: 224-229.

Viswanath K, Bond K (2007) Social determinants and nutrition: Reflections on the role of communication. Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior 39: S20-S24.

Wall J, Mhurchu CN, Blakely T, Rodgers A, Wilton J (2006) Effectiveness of monetary incentives in modifying dietary behavior: a review of randomized, controlled trials. Nutrition Reviews 64: 518-531.

Wechsler H (2000) Using the school environment to promote physical activity and healthy eating. Preventive Medicine 31: S121-S137.

Yancey AK, Kumanyika SK, Ponce NA, McCarthy WJ, Fielding JE, Leslie JP, Akbar J (2004) Population-based interventions engaging communities of color in healthy eating and active living: a review. Preventing Chronic Disease 1: A09.

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