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These books provide a range of opinions on a social issue; each volume focuses on a specific issue and offers a variety of perspectives, e.g., eyewitness accounts, governmental views, scientific analysis, newspaper accounts, to illuminate the issue.; This title examines the issue of government regulation of food consumption in terms of combating obesity and controlling consumption of sugar, sodium, and fat, and how these relate to soda bans, school lunches, and labeling of food content.; Greenhaven Press's At Issue series provides a wide range of opinions on individual social issues. Enhancing critical thinking skills, each At Issue volume is an excellent research tool to help readers understand current social issues and prepare reports.
Table of Contents
1 Government Should Regulate Corporations That Sell Unhealthy Food Raj Patel 12
2 Government Regulations Should Promote Healthier Eating Choices Laura A. Schmidt 18
3 Government Food Nannies Eat Away at Our Freedom and Prosperity Carrie Lukas 22
4 New York City's Ban on Soda Size Is Imperfect but Needed Jonny Bowden 26
5 New York City's Ban on Soda Size Will Be Ineffective Jacob Sulluin 31
6 Regulations Do Change Eating Behavior Marion Nestle 35
7 Government Intervention Will Not Solve Our Obesity Problem Michael Marlow and Sherzod Abdukadirov 39
8 Government Regulation Places Excessive Emphasis on Being Overweight Virginia Murr 43
9 What Japan Can Teach Us About School Lunches Dana Woldow 47
10 Report: USDA Should Regulate In-School Snacks Jason Koebler 54
11 Regulating School Lunch Oversteps Government's Authority Brian Vanyo 58
12 Government Regulation of Sweeteners Should Be Considered Torn Laskawy 62
13 Sugar, Cheese and Other Dietary Demons Jennifer LaRue Huget 66
14 Government Regulation Is Needed to Reduce Sodium in the American Diet National Academy of Sciences 69
15 Government Should Not Regulate the Sodium Content of Food Joel C. Brothers 73
16 Will Fast Food Turn Healthy Next Year? Matthew Yglesias 77
17 Pizza Shop Owners, Grocers Decry Pending Obamacare-Linked FDA Labeling Rules Neil W. McCabe 81
Organizations to Contact 86