Posts Tagged ‘ECONOMICS’

Economics Overview

September 27th, 2009

Economic research on obesity has increased sharply over the last ten years or so as the epidemic has increased.

An excellent place to start is the National Business Group on Health paper on obesity related health care costs

A September 2009 Rand study shows dramatic lifetime cost savings by adults 51-52 years of age from risk factor changes The Benefits of Risk Factor Prevention in American…[Am J Public Health. 2009] – PubMed Result

Food Economics

September 27th, 2009

What and how much are Americans eating? Dietary Assessment of Major Trends in U.S. Food Consumption, 1970-2005

Raising prices or taxes on food may have effect long but not short term Food Prices and the Dynamics of Body Weight

Household survey shows differences in food consumption patterns. Household food expenditure patterns: a cluster analysis (EXCERPT), Monthly Labor Review Online, April 2007

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Powerpoint: Economics of food pricing, Rudd Center faculty:

USDA: Why working parents outsource children’s meals 2008 Farm Act Makes It Easier for Food Assistance Households To Save – Amber Waves March 2009

USDA Economics of Obesity Workshop2004

Behavioral Economics and School Cafeterias

Time is money

No Time to Lose? Time Constraints and Physical Activity

Eating and Health, USDA time use study data Eating and Health Module (ATUS) – ERS/USDA Data

Who has time to cook? Who Has Time To Cook? How Family Resources Influence Food Preparation

Americans of different weights spend same amount of time eating How Much Time Do Americans Spend Eating? – June 2008

Law and Obesity

September 27th, 2009

Obesity and the Americans with Disabilities Act

Weight bias and Public Policy

Law, Nutrition and Obesity