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The Resource Fat land : how Americans became the fattest people in the world, Greg Critser

Fat land : how Americans became the fattest people in the world, Greg Critser

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Fat land : how Americans became the fattest people in the world
Title
Fat land
Title remainder
how Americans became the fattest people in the world
Statement of responsibility
Greg Critser
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Fat land highlights the groundbreaking research that implicates cheap fats and sugars as the alarming new metabolic factor 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 fat 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 book - 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. Critser's futuristic portrait of a Fat America just around the corner and his all too contemporary foray into the diabetes ward of a major children's hospital make Fat land a chilling but brilliantly rendered portrait of the cost in human lives - many of them very young lives - of America's obesity epidemic
Summary
Takes a close-up look at the social, political, cultural, economic, and nutritional factors that have made Americans the victims of an epidemic of obesity
Award
New York Times Notable Book, 2003
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158591
Cataloging source
DLC
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Critser, Greg
Dewey number
362.1/96398/00973
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Obesity
  • Obesity
  • United States
Target audience
adult
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how Americans became the fattest people in the world
Label
Fat land : how Americans became the fattest people in the world, Greg Critser
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 185-222) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • What fat is, what fat isn't
  • 6.
  • What the extra calories do to you
  • 7.
  • What can be done
  • 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 on our bodies
  • 5.
Control code
1104939
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
vii, 232 pages
Isbn
9780618380602
Isbn Type
(Paperback)
Lccn
2002032282
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780618380602
  • (OCoLC)50494981
Label
Fat land : how Americans became the fattest people in the world, Greg Critser
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 185-222) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • What fat is, what fat isn't
  • 6.
  • What the extra calories do to you
  • 7.
  • What can be done
  • 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 on our bodies
  • 5.
Control code
1104939
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
vii, 232 pages
Isbn
9780618380602
Isbn Type
(Paperback)
Lccn
2002032282
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780618380602
  • (OCoLC)50494981

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