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, Nicole, Simons, Angela, Pitt, Erin, Whitty, Jennifer, Hills, Andrew, Kendall, Elizabeth, Turkstra, Erika, Gordon, Louisa, Byrnes, Josh, Scuffham, Paul and Comans, Tracy (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: 12 Sep 2020 00:28
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/58471
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