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Food fight : the inside story of the food industry, America's obesity crisis, and what we can do about it / Kelly D. Brownell and Katherine Battle Horgen.

Brownell, Kelly D. [Browse]
Chicago : Contemporary Books, c2004.
x, 356 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Summary note:
"In Food Fight, Kelly D. Brownell, a world expert on obesity, nutrition, and eating disorders, reveals both the roots of the problem and what might be done. Along with coauthor Katherine Battle Horgen, he traces the subtle convergence of public indifference, corporate opportunism, and tradition that in a few short decades has transformed the American waistline and has created a tidal wave of disease. The authors offer an unflinching assessment of a culture that feeds its pets better than its children, manipulates children into poor eating habits with toy giveaways and in-school promotions, and makes it nearly impossible for the poor to be healthy." "But Food Fight offers good news, too. It is an inspiring call to action from one of the nation's most effective public health advocates. Dr. Brownell outlines bold public policy initiatives for reversing the trend. He and Dr. Horgen describe steps individuals can take to help safeguard their own and their families' health. And they offer a workable plan for improving individual and family eating and exercise habits."--BOOK JACKET.
Bibliographic references:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Pt. 1. Biology Mismatched with the Modern World -- 1. Big Food, Big Money, Big People -- 2. Dietary Mayhem: What We Eat, Why We Eat, and the Impact -- 3. Spreading the American Gospel: On the Way to an Obese World -- Pt. 2. The Toxic Environment -- 4. Exercise Mayhem: Unendangering Physical Activity -- 5. Television, Movies, Celebrities, and the Seduction of Children -- 6. Junk Food 101: Schools, Commercialism, and Unhealthy Eating -- 7. Soft Drinks 102: Schools and Unhealthy Beverages -- 8. Portions the Size of Cleveland -- 9. The Inexorable Economic March to Obesity -- Pt. 3. Changing Times -- 10. The Food Industry and a National Nutrition Crisis: Trustworthy Ally or Troublesome Adversary? -- 11. Taking Decisive Action.
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