Engaging the public in prevention of childhood obesity: a citizens’ jury to address childhood obesity:Is taxation an appropriate strategy for reducing childhood obesity?

Moretto, N, Simons, A, Pitt, E, Whitty, J, Hills, A, Kendall, E, Turkstra, E, Gordon, L, Byrnes, J, Scuffham, P and Comans, T (2013) Engaging the public in prevention of childhood obesity: a citizens’ jury to address childhood obesity:Is taxation an appropriate strategy for reducing childhood obesity? Griffith Health Institute, Griffith University.

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Abstract

BACKGROUND Food taxation is a public health strategy that has been identified as having the potential to reduce rates of childhood obesity. A Citizens Jury was convened to explore the consumer acceptability of taxation as a strategy to prevent childhood obesity by influencing the purchasing of foods by parents. A Citizens Jury, consisting of 12-24 members of the public that are representative of the community, is a deliberative method of engaging the public in decision-making on a specific topic. The jury is asked to reach a verdict and make recommendations based on evidence provided by clinical, policy, academic and consumer experts from a wide range of perspectives. This report describes the verdicts and recommendations of a Citizens Jury on childhood obesity held in May 2013, in Brisbane, Australia. This Citizens Jury was facilitated by Griffith University as part of a larger project funded by the Australian National Preventive Health Agency (ANPHA). The overall project is comprised of a series of sub-studies in order to inform a full economic evaluation of the impact of taxation on obesity rates in children. This research aims to identify both the cost-effectiveness and consumer acceptability of taxation strategies to reduce rates of overweight and obesity amongst children in Australia.

Item Type: Book
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences > Norwich Medical School
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Date Deposited: 28 Apr 2016 10:00
Last Modified: 19 Mar 2020 01:33
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/58471
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