International Food Security and Urbanization Projects
Rising rates of food insecurity and diet-related diseases are global as well as local problems, and they are growing with increasing urbanization. In the last five years, Center faculty have established relationships and collaborative partnerships with researchers and public health officials in a variety of cities around the world including London, Lisbon, Cape Town and Shanghai. The Center is working to continue this global public health and food security partnership by continuing to work with these cities and expanding to others.
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Freudenberg N. Commentary: Reducing inequalities in child obesity in developed nations: What do we know? What can we do? Rev Port Saúde Pública. 2013;31:115-22
Freudenberg N, Libman K, O’Keefe E. A tale of two obesCities: the role of municipal governance in reducing childhood obesity in New York City and London. J Urban Health. 2010; 87(5):755-70.
Libman K, Freudenberg N. Intersectoral Action on Child Obesity in New York, London, and Cape Town. Presented at October 24, 2012.
Libman K, Freudenberg N, O’Keefe E. A Tale of Two ObesCities: Comparing responses to childhood obesity in London and New York City. New York and London: City University of New York and London Metropolitan University Childhood Obesity Collaborative, January 2010.
Loureiro MI, Freudenberg N. Engaging municipalities in community capacity building for childhood obesity control in urban settings. Fam Pract. 2012;29 Suppl 1:i24-30.