New review I Policies to tackle obesogenic environments are equitable, acceptable and cheap to implement

The global prevalence of obesity in adults and children has increased dramatically over the past decade, making obesity prevention policies into a priority for many governments and intergovernmental agencies.


To determine the cost, equity and acceptability of three key obesity prevention policies, namely soft drinks taxes, marketing restrictions and front-of-pack labelling schemes, a narrative review was conducted as part of the STOP project.

Overall, the review showed that the selected policies to tackle obesogenic environments are equitable, acceptable, and cheap to implement.

A blog post by the World Obesity Federation contains further insights into the findings of the study.


Full review: Lobstein et al. (2020) Costs, equity and acceptability of three policies to prevent obesity: A narrative review to support policy development. Obesity Science and Practice


Nikolai Pushkarev

Policy Coordinator Food Systems & NCD Prevention

European Public Health Alliance (EPHA)

Eu Flag And Co Funded By Health ProgrammeThis project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 774548.

EPHA is a project partner.

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