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Lecture 7

HLSC 3P21 Lecture Notes - Lecture 7: Health System, Childhood Obesity, Junk Food


Department
Health Sciences
Course Code
HLSC 3P21
Professor
Dan Malleck
Lecture
7

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HLSC 3P21 Lecture 7
Trimming The Fat
Background
Lalonde report has 4 categories:
Human biology
Lifestyle
Environment
Health care system
BMI for overweight and obesity
Intro to case
Rising overweight and obese rates in Canada
Global epidemic
Nutri#onal transi#on and shi$ in burden of disease
Public health agency of Canada overweight and obesity rates
Main issue: reduce childhood obesity rates
Public good/externali"es
Nonrivalrous ad nonexcludable
Health care is a posi#ve externality because the cost of care for individual is low as
opposed to if they has to pay themselves
A nega#ve externality is junk food companies adver#sing their products to children
Stakeholders
Government
Na#onal agencies
Non governmental organiza#ons
Agriculture
Interna#onal and regional organiza#ons
School boards
Individual level
Public sectors
Treatment based professionals
Associa#ons involved with disease
Di.used: lawyers, children
Current policies
Physical ac#vi#es in schools
Seven hours spent at school/day
Physical educa#on
Daily physical ac#vity
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