Food Fight: The Inside Story of the Food Industry, America's Obesity Crisis, and What We Can Do about It / Edition 1

Food Fight: The Inside Story of the Food Industry, America's Obesity Crisis, and What We Can Do about It / Edition 1

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by Kelly Brownell
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0071438726

ISBN-13: 9780071438728

Pub. Date: 09/16/2004

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing

"The evergreen subject of American gluttony and sloth brings out the best in scientist-advocates, and the authors, while drawing on a mountain of statistics and studies, make their indictment both funny and appalling."
--Publishers Weekly

"Brownell and Horgen uncover some of America's biggest diet hazards and how to avoid them."
--Self

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"The evergreen subject of American gluttony and sloth brings out the best in scientist-advocates, and the authors, while drawing on a mountain of statistics and studies, make their indictment both funny and appalling."
--Publishers Weekly

"Brownell and Horgen uncover some of America's biggest diet hazards and how to avoid them."
--Self magazine

"This is a fascinating, empowering must-read filled with practical ways to take action."
--Shape magazine

"Food Fight is . . . an important contribution to the discourse around the obesity epidemic. I highly recommend it to anyone who wishes to learn more about the role of the food industry, and especially to public health advocates looking for clearly presented research and ideas for positive change."
--Michele Simon, founder and director of the Center for Informed Food Choices

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780071438728
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
Publication date:
09/16/2004
Pages:
368
Sales rank:
1,298,713
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsix
Part 1Biology Mismatched With the Modern World
1Big Food, Big Money, Big People3
2Dietary Mayhem: What We Eat, Why We Eat, and the Impact21
3Spreading the American Gospel: On the Way to an Obese World53
Part 2The Toxic Environment
4Exercise Mayhem: Unendangering Physical Activity69
5Television, Movies, Celebrities, and the Seduction of Children97
6Junk Food 101: Schools, Commercialism, and Unhealthy Eating129
7Soft Drinks 102: Schools and Unhealthy Beverages161
8Portions the Size of Cleveland179
9The Inexorable Economic March to Obesity199
Part 3Changing Things
10The Food Industry and a National Nutrition Crisis: Trustworthy Ally or Troublesome Adversary?243
11Taking Decisive Action283
Summary of Recommended Actions309
Notes315
Index345

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Food Fight: The Inside Story of the Food Industry, America's Obesity Crisis, and What We Can Do about It 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
MSWilliams More than 1 year ago
Kelly D. Brownell, Ph. D and Katherine Battle Horgen, Ph. D. did a wonderful job identifying the obesity crisis in America. I like how the authors did not blame the obesity issues in America solely on the food industry. Brownell and Horgen identified all the forces that contributed to the rise in overweight people in America. The book was divided into three sections which contributed to the authors' argument and the readers understanding. The authors also made sure that their readers would be able to understand their argument and also stay interested in their argument. After reading Food Fight I have decided to stay away from fast food. I would recommend this book to everyone I know. "Marquita Williams, OSU Comp Student 2010."