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Adolescents’ perspectives on personal and societal responsibility for childhood obesity – the study of beliefs through “serious” game (PlayDecide)

Timotijevic, Lada (2018) Adolescents’ perspectives on personal and societal responsibility for childhood obesity – the study of beliefs through “serious” game (PlayDecide) Children & Society.

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Abstract

The dominant approaches to public health policy on childhood obesity are based on the neoliberal emphasis of personal choice and individual responsibility. We study adolescents’ (N=81) beliefs about responsibility for childhood obesity as a public health issue, through an innovative participatory method, PlayDecide, organised in two countries: the UK and Spain. There is no evidence of a blanket rejection of individual responsibility, rather, a call for renegotiation of the values that inform adolescents’ food choices. The findings suggest the need to broaden the framing of obesity-related policy to go beyond the nutritional paradigm and include other values that signal health.

Item Type: Article
Divisions : Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences > School of Psychology
Authors :
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Timotijevic, LadaL.Timotijevic@surrey.ac.uk
Date : 25 February 2018
Identification Number : 10.1111/chso.12271
Copyright Disclaimer : © 2018 The Authors. Children & Society published by National Children's Bureau and John Wiley & Sons Ltd. This is an open access article under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs License, which permits use and distribution in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited, the use is non-commercial and no modifications or adaptations are made.
Uncontrolled Keywords : Adolescents; Childhood obesity; Choice autonomy; Food and health; Public participation; Responsibility
Depositing User : Clive Harris
Date Deposited : 16 Jan 2018 09:57
Last Modified : 14 Mar 2018 08:35
URI: http://epubs.surrey.ac.uk/id/eprint/845615

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