"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."
"Brownell and Horgen uncover some of America's biggest diet hazards and how to avoid them."
"This is a fascinating, empowering must-read filled with practical ways to take action."
"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 dimensions:||6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.80(d)|
Table of Contents
|Part 1||Biology Mismatched With the Modern World|
|1||Big Food, Big Money, Big People||3|
|2||Dietary Mayhem: What We Eat, Why We Eat, and the Impact||21|
|3||Spreading the American Gospel: On the Way to an Obese World||53|
|Part 2||The Toxic Environment|
|4||Exercise Mayhem: Unendangering Physical Activity||69|
|5||Television, Movies, Celebrities, and the Seduction of Children||97|
|6||Junk Food 101: Schools, Commercialism, and Unhealthy Eating||129|
|7||Soft Drinks 102: Schools and Unhealthy Beverages||161|
|8||Portions the Size of Cleveland||179|
|9||The Inexorable Economic March to Obesity||199|
|Part 3||Changing Things|
|10||The Food Industry and a National Nutrition Crisis: Trustworthy Ally or Troublesome Adversary?||243|
|11||Taking Decisive Action||283|
|Summary of Recommended Actions||309|
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
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."