In your responses to the questions below, you are expected to refer to the following five papers:
Mackenbach JD, Rutter H, Compernolle S, Glonti K, Oppert JM, Charreire H, De Bourdeaudhuij I, Brug J, Nijpels G, Lakerveld J. Obesogenic environments: a systematic review of the association between the physical environment and adult weight status, the SPOTLIGHT project. BMC Public Health. 2014 Mar 6;14:233. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/
Grummer-Strawn LM, Mei Z; Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Pediatric Nutrition Surveillance System. Does breastfeeding protect against pediatric overweight? Analysis of longitudinal data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Pediatric Nutrition Surveillance System. Pediatrics. 2004 Feb;113(2):e81-6. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/
Barr DB, Weihe P, Davis MD, Needham LL, Grandjean P. Serum polychlorinated biphenyl and organochlorine insecticide concentrations in a Faroese birth cohort. Chemosphere. 2006 Feb;62(7):1167-82. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/
Nixon L, Mejia P, Cheyne A, Wilking C, Dorfman L, Daynard R.”We’re Part of the Solution”: Evolution of the Food and Beverage Industry’s Framing of Obesity Concerns Between 2000 and 2012. Am J Public Health. 2015 Nov;105(11):2228-36.
Dennison BA, Hawke BA, Ruberto RA, Gregg DJ. Implementing Legislation to Improve Hospital Support of Breastfeeding, New York State, 2009-2013. Prev Chronic Dis. 2015 Jul 30;12:E122. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/
1.) Summarize what is known and not known about the causes of the health problem described in Paper 1. Address causes at two or more levels (e.g., individual, health system, and neighborhood). For the study described in Paper 2, what was or might have been the public health, social science or policy motivation? How could the theory/theories used in Paper 1 inform the question the authors address in paper 2? What other theories might be relevant to the design of related prevention interventions, such as those described in papers 4 and 5? Your response should include discussion of environmental issues as discussed in Paper 3.
Answer length: 5 pages (not including references, figures, tables, etc.) so it is highly encouraged that you include external figures, tables, and/or other diagrams or visuals to support your answer.
Grades will be based on how well you demonstrates a capacity to apply knowledge and skills gained in your coursework, synthesize information, and show adequate understanding of the subject matter.
Title; Theoretical Frameworks
Length; 5 pages (1500 words)