By Greg Critser Fat Land: How Americans Became the Fattest People in the World (Reprint) [Paperback] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Fat Land has ratings and reviews. Krista the Krazy Kataloguer said: When this book first came out in , it was an eye-opener, and I can see. “An in-depth, well-researched, and thoughtful exploration of the ‘fat boom’ in America. In Fat Land, award-winning nutrition and health journalist Greg Critser.

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Danielle Kyper added it Jul 20, National Center for Biotechnology InformationU. Butz lowered the trade barriers that had limited the export of American products, which resulted in a marked vritser in US corn and soybean production. The social stigma will trail criser positive agents of change. He also explains why pediatricians are treating conditions rarely before noticed in children, why Type 2 diabetes is on fzt rise, and how agribusiness has unwittingly altered the American diet.

Mary marked it as to-read Jul 23, Get a group of boomers together and, within minutes, the topic of obesity shifts not to medical issues but, rather, to aesthetic and gender issues, to the notion — widely held in the urban upper middle class — that “talking too much about obesity just ends up making kids have low self-esteem.

On the back, it says that “reading this book will take ten pounds right off of you”, or something like that. Critser says of Television, “TV is an ‘inactivity bubble’ with billion dollar cues to labd.

While no single factor can explain the prevalence of obesity in America, the infiltration of the food supply by High Fructose Corn syrup is an impressive single suspect. Ok, I let this book linger for far too long, partially because of busy times at work.

Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. With a sharp eye and even sharper tongue, Critser examines why pediatricians are now treating conditions rarely seen in children before; why type critsrr diabetes is on the rise; the personal struggles of those with weight problems—especially among the poor—and how agribusiness has altered our waistlines.


Amazon Restaurants Food delivery from local restaurants. I have to admit, I’m one of the obese, though I’ve been When this book first came out init was an eye-opener, and I can see why.

The same thing is now happening in Europe. By the time that I got about pages into it the only aspects of the issue that grdg book had covered were advertising, advertising in schools and school funding.

Critser writes with a great deal of genuine interest and compassion.

Fat Land: How Americans Became the Fattest People in the World – Greg Critser – Google Books

And that started freaking a lot of us out. Being active is no longer an obligatory part of daily function but rather a conscious choice. That’s not east LA. I don’t understand where I got on this kick with these industry-expose books, I seem to find them utterly fascinating, even if they’re about something I already know. Hilary Pellittieri marked it as to-read Apr 26, Fat Chick’s Guide to Life.

Return to Book Page. 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. University of California Press: References to this book Post-structuralist Geography: If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support?

The reason nobody has noticed is that palm oil can be labelled as vegetable oil which we have been conditioned to think is more healthy than butter, so consumers are unable to tell if products contain palm oil. The surgeon general has declared obesity an epidemic.

Fat Land: How Americans Became the Fattest People in the World

Sammi Lindgren marked it as to-read Jul 28, Although Critser picks on the golden arches after all, they are a major player in the food changes our country has madehe doesn’t isolate his findings solely to them. Prose reflects thinking and this is true in Crister’s solution to obesity. I would recommend this book to anyone who is interested in health.


He covers how school districts faced with severe issues of budgetary shortfalls make exclusivity contracts with Pepsi or Coke and many other corporations to distribute their products inside the schools. Jean marked it as to-read Oct 30, I lost the weight and became an athlete by the time i left high school, as a result i have been a student of nutrition ever since. Back in the s, ’70s and ’80s, when I was growing up, I ate home-baked cake with butter icing every day, had half a Mars Bar every day at lunchtime, ate normal cooked meals in the evening and was never overweight.

Yet most of America — particularly the America of the Me Generation — seems to be in deep denial about the class and age aspects of obesity.

Paperbackpages. I loved chapter 7, the What Can Be Done? 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. Start reading Fat Land on your Kindle in under a minute. This book is not as reader-friendly as fast food nation, but because it limits its scope to two food additives, it’s pretty easy to digest pun intended!

Lori marked it as to-read Aug 08, The point is that class almost always comes first in the equation: Not only that, Critser also includes a surprisingly short and concise appendix which contains helpful numerical data regarding things mentioned in his book such as BMI body mass index.