Urban green spaces and childhood obesity in (sub)tropical Queensland, Australia

Cushing, Debra Flanders, Beazley, Harriot, and Law, Lisa (2017) Urban green spaces and childhood obesity in (sub)tropical Queensland, Australia. In: Ergler, Christina R., Kearns, Robin, and Witten, Karen, (eds.) Children's Health and Wellbeing in Urban Environments. Geographies of Health . Routledge, London, UK, pp. 161-173.

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Abstract

The subtropical and tropical climates of Queensland, Australia are ideally suited to growing fruits, vegetables and herbs throughout much of the year. Farmers' markets and community gardens are increasingly popular in both urban and suburban areas and, for some population groups, contribute to the promotion and availability of fresh produce. However, food networks are complex and the availability of fresh produce for some citizens does not necessarily result in increased availability or behaviour change for all (e.g. Connelly et al., 2011; McClintock, 2013). This chapter is concerned with the availability of fresh produce in light of rising levels of overweight children and childhood obesity in Australia.

Item ID: 49989
Item Type: Book Chapter (Research - B1)
Keywords: children; health; urban environments
ISBN: 978-1-4724-4601-5
Date Deposited: 30 Aug 2017 04:14
FoR Codes: 12 BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND DESIGN > 1205 Urban and Regional Planning > 120501 Community Planning @ 50%
12 BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND DESIGN > 1205 Urban and Regional Planning > 120508 Urban Design @ 50%
SEO Codes: 92 HEALTH > 9204 Public Health (excl. Specific Population Health) > 920405 Environmental Health @ 50%
92 HEALTH > 9205 Specific Population Health (excl. Indigenous Health) > 920501 Child Health @ 50%
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