Of Obesity In America

Of Obesity In America

What should be done about The Obesity Rate In America?

What do you think should be done about the obesity rate in America? I currently Live in San Antonio TX the #2 fattest city in America. I think its because of all the fast food places available. It is one of many factors but I think its a big one. What do you all think can be done about this?

Less cars, more walking, running, biking,and outdoor activity. I’m in Army ROTC and just doing PT has made me very fit. Maybe we should all have PT.

Obesity in the USA

Fat Politics: The Real Story behind America’s Obesity Epidemic


Our government is telling us that obesity is a major health crisis, that sixty percent of Americans are “overweight,” and that one in four is obese. But how true are these claims? In Fat Politics, Eric Oliver unearths the real story behind America’s “obesity epidemic.” Oliver shows how a handful of doctors, government bureaucrats, and health researchers, with financial backing from the dru…

The Fattening of America: How The Economy Makes Us Fat, If It Matters, and What To Do About It


In The Fattening of America, renowned health economist Eric Finkelstein, along with business writer Laurie Zuckerman, reveal how the U.S. economy has become the driving force behind our expanding waistlines. Blending theory, research, and engaging personal anecdotes the authors discuss how declining food costs—especially for high-calorie, low-nutrient foods—and an increasing usage of technolog…

The American Way of Eating: Undercover at Walmart, Applebee’s, Farm Fields and the Dinner Table


When award-winning (and working-class) journalist Tracie McMillan saw foodies swooning over $9 organic tomatoes, she couldn’t help but wonder: What about the rest of us? Why do working Americans eat the way we do? And what can we do to change it? To find out, McMillan went undercover in three jobs that feed America, living and eating off her wages in each. Reporting from California fields, a Wal…