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Prioritizing policy interventions to improve diets? Will it work, can it happen, will it do harm?

Snowdon, W., Potter, J. L., Swinburn, B., Schultz, J. and Lawrence, M. 2010, Prioritizing policy interventions to improve diets? Will it work, can it happen, will it do harm?, Health promotion international, vol. 25, no. 1, pp. 123-133, doi: 10.1093/heapro/daq003.

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Title Prioritizing policy interventions to improve diets? Will it work, can it happen, will it do harm?
Author(s) Snowdon, W.
Potter, J. L.
Swinburn, B.
Schultz, J.
Lawrence, M.ORCID iD for Lawrence, M. orcid.org/0000-0001-6899-3983
Journal name Health promotion international
Volume number 25
Issue number 1
Start page 123
End page 133
Total pages 11
Publisher Oxford University Press
Place of publication Oxford, England
Publication date 2010
ISSN 1460-2245
0957-4824
Keyword(s) non-communicable diseases
food policy
health impact assessment
healthy public policy
Summary Policies from non-health sectors have considerable impacts on the food environment and in turn on population nutrition. Health impact assessment (HIA) methods have been developed to identify the potential health effects of non-health policies; however, they are underused both within and outside the health sector. HIA and other assessment methods and tools can be used more extensively in health promotion to assist with the identification of the best policy options to pursue to improve and protect health. A participatory process is presented in this paper which combines HIAs with feasibility and effectiveness assessments. The intention is to enable health promoters to more accurately identify which policy change options would be most likely to improve diets, considering both impact and likelihood of implementation. The process was successfully used in Fiji and Tonga and provided a more systematic way of understanding which policy interventions showed the most promise.
Language eng
DOI 10.1093/heapro/daq003
Field of Research 111712 Health Promotion
111104 Public Nutrition Intervention
Socio Economic Objective 920411 Nutrition
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Copyright notice ©2010, The Authors
Free to Read? Yes
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30028654

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