Interventions to control overweight and obesity in children and adolescents in Peru

Óscar Aquino-Vivanco, Adolfo Aramburu, Óscar Munares-García, Guillermo Gómez-Guizado, Elizabeth García-Torres, Fernando Donaires-Toscano, Fabián Fiestas

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Abstract

Overweight and obesity in children and adolescents represent a serious public health problem in Peru, with high costs for society that require the implementation of a set of public policies directed toward its control. Thus, interventions have been proposed as the regulation of advertising of unhealthy foods, self-regulation, the implementation of kiosks healthy and nutritional labeling. From the analysis of the problem of overweight and obesity in children and adolescents in Peru, this article is a narrative review of such interventions.
Original languageAmerican English
Pages (from-to)275-282
Number of pages8
JournalRevista Peruana de Medicina Experimental y Salud Publica
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2013
Externally publishedYes

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    Aquino-Vivanco, Ó., Aramburu, A., Munares-García, Ó., Gómez-Guizado, G., García-Torres, E., Donaires-Toscano, F., & Fiestas, F. (2013). Interventions to control overweight and obesity in children and adolescents in Peru. Revista Peruana de Medicina Experimental y Salud Publica, 275-282.