This Briefing Paper contains sections of the literature review relating to the social determinants of overweight children and obesity in Chile and the effectiveness of interventions to tackle the problem. An important starting point described in the literature review was the social transition which societies in Chile are currently undergoing due to urban lifestyles, industrialization, faster rural migration to cities, and the ‘urbanization of rural settlements’, market-based economy growth. This phenomenon has a greater impact on lower income families because they have fewer opportunities to choose healthy food and lead an active life.
Salgado Diez, B. Briefing paper 3: The social determinants of child overnutrition in Chile and the effectiveness of interventions to tackle the problem. (2012) 9 pp.