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The Resource A big fat crisis : the hidden forces behind the obesity epidemic-- and how we can end it, Deborah A. Cohen

A big fat crisis : the hidden forces behind the obesity epidemic-- and how we can end it, Deborah A. Cohen

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A big fat crisis : the hidden forces behind the obesity epidemic-- and how we can end it
Title
A big fat crisis
Title remainder
the hidden forces behind the obesity epidemic-- and how we can end it
Statement of responsibility
Deborah A. Cohen
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Dr. Cohen has created a work of nonfiction that will transform the national conversation surrounding the weight crisis in this country and throughout the world. Based on her own research at the RAND corporation, as well as the latest insights from behavioral economics, psychology, cognitive science, and the social sciences, A Big Fat Crisis reveals the surprising forces behind the obesity epidemic and how we, as a nation, can overcome it. Her conclusions contradict conventional wisdom and widely held expert opinion, and go against our own intuitive beliefs about the way we eat. They represent, in short, a paradigm-shift in how we approach the problem of obesity--and the solution. A Big Fat Crisis offers concrete solutions, arguing that the most important and modifiable steps in the chain of events that leads to obesity are at the point of purchase and the point of consumption. Like cholera and typhoid in the 19th century, obesity is a public health crisis. Ending it requires solutions that transcend individual behavior. Change begins with a fresh perspective and a clearer vision of what we need to do."--
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Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
362.1963/98
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
RA645.O23
LC item number
C64 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
NLM call number
WD 210
Label
A big fat crisis : the hidden forces behind the obesity epidemic-- and how we can end it, Deborah A. Cohen
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 225-247) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Human Nature and Food. It's not your fault ; The limits of self-control ; The overwhelmed brain ; Eating is automatic. -- The Food Environment. Abundant and cheap ; A food desert? : try a swamp ; Marketing obesity. -- An Alternate Vision. A plea for change: we are all in this together ; A safer food environment ; The supermarket of the future ; Fit and fat: what about physical activity? ; In the meantime: what individuals can do -- Healthier meal guidelines for adults and children
Control code
ocn851572821
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
vi, 262 pages
Isbn
9781568589671
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2013024389
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)851572821
Label
A big fat crisis : the hidden forces behind the obesity epidemic-- and how we can end it, Deborah A. Cohen
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 225-247) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Human Nature and Food. It's not your fault ; The limits of self-control ; The overwhelmed brain ; Eating is automatic. -- The Food Environment. Abundant and cheap ; A food desert? : try a swamp ; Marketing obesity. -- An Alternate Vision. A plea for change: we are all in this together ; A safer food environment ; The supermarket of the future ; Fit and fat: what about physical activity? ; In the meantime: what individuals can do -- Healthier meal guidelines for adults and children
Control code
ocn851572821
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
vi, 262 pages
Isbn
9781568589671
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2013024389
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)851572821

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