Individuals, the environment or inequalities? Industry and public health framing of obesity and its presence in New Zealand government policy on food and nutrition
posted by admin on 16 July 2009
Year of Publication
PhD Thesis, University of Otago, Dunedin.
The two aims underpinning this investigation were: to describe how the food and marketing industries and the public health sector framed the issue of obesity; and, to examine the extent to which these frames were evident in the official Government’s stance on food and nutrition policy. The author came to the conclusion that the framing of obesity by the key groups investigated in this case study appears to have been an important component of the political and rhetorical landscape on which food and nutrition policy in New Zealand was formed. Although, it was not clear whether the dominance of industry framing in the Government’s stance constituted evidence of effective framing by the industry – as other influences on the Government’s stance were not examined – this analysis of framing revealed whose interests were served by food and nutrition polices in New Zealand at the time of the Inquiry.
Type of Study
Analysis, Case studies