Social Justice and the Urban Obesity Crisis: Implications for Social Work

Social Justice and the Urban Obesity Crisis: Implications for Social Work

by Melvin Delgado


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780231160094
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Publication date: 04/30/2013
Pages: 288
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Melvin Delgado is professor and chair of the macro-practice specialty at the School of Social Work, Boston University. He is the author of twenty books, including Latino Small Businesses and the American Dream: Community Social Work Practice and Economic and Social Development and Social Work Practice with Immigrant and Refugee Youth in the United States.

Table of Contents

Part One. Setting the Context
1. Introduction
2. A Social Justice Paradigm
3. The Extent of the National Obesity Crisis
4. Health
5. Lack of Access to Healthy Foods
6. Limits to Places and Spaces for Physical Exercise
7. Food Industry Practices
8. Challenges in Measuring Overweight and Obesity
Part Two. Community-Led Health Promotion Approaches
9. Health Promotion
10. Youth-Focused Interventions
11. Community Garden Interventions
12. Community-Based Food Initiatives
13. Implications for Social Work Practice and Research

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