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Author Critser, Greg.

Title Fat land : how Americans became the fattest people in the world / Greg Critser
Published Boston, MA : Houghton Mifflin Company, 2003


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Description vii, 232 pages ; 22 cm
Contents 1. Up Up Up! (Or, Where the Calories Came From) -- 2. Supersize Me (Who Got the Calories into Our Bellies) -- 3. World Without Boundaries (Who Let the Calories In) -- 4. Why the Calories Stayed in Our Bodies -- 5. What Fat Is, What Fat Isn't -- 6. What the Extra Calories Do to Yo -- 7. What Can Be Done -- App.: Fat Land Facts
Summary "Fat Land highlights the groundbreaking research that implicates cheap fats and sugars as the alarming new metabolic factors making our calories stick, and shows how and why children are too often the chief metabolic victims of such foods. No one else writing on obesity in America takes as hard a line as Critser on the institutionalized lies we've been telling ourselves about how much we can eat and how little we can exercise. His expose of the Los Angeles schools' opening of the nutritional floodgates in the lunchroom and his examination of the political and cultural forces that have set the bar on American fitness low, and then lower, are both discerning reporting and impassioned wake-up calls."
"Disarmingly funny, Fat Land leaves no diet books - including Dr. Atkins's - unturned. Fashions, both leisure and street, and American-style religion are subject to Critser's gimlet eye as well. Memorably, Fat Land takes on baby-boomer parenting shibboleths - that young children won't eat past the point of being full and that the dinner table isn't the place to talk about food rules - and gives advice many families will use to lose."--BOOK JACKET
Analysis Obesity
United States
Overseas item
Notes Includes index
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 185-222) and index
Subject Obesity -- United States.
LC no. 2002032282
ISBN 0618164723 hardback