Featuring contributions from leading experts, this book investigates the problem of childhood obesity at the social, behavioral, environmental, metabolic, and genetic levels. The text covers various topics related to the epidemiology of childhood obesity, including biological aspects and ethnic differences. It discusses the etiology of childhood obesity, particularly how it relates to the regulation of body weight and energy balance during growth and development. In addition, the text explores behavioral and environmental aspects of obesity, such as food presentation and the built environment theory. It also addresses challenges in preventing and treating the problem of childhood obesity.