Combating Childhood Obesity with Systems Science

Because the obesity epidemic is the result of a complex system of factors, addressing it requires a systems approach. Factors within the realms of behavior, environment, policy, economics, physiology, and culture have all been identified as contributors to obesity. This video maintains that a systems science approach is necessary for tackling the multivariate dynamics of the epidemic and allowing for the formulation of a unified strategy for combatting childhood obesity.

Global Obesity Prevention Center, Johns Hopkins, March 2016