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 https://doi.org/10.1002/osp4.423
Policy Coordinator Food Systems & NCD Prevention
European Public Health Alliance (EPHA)
This 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.