Childhood obesity in America : biography of an epidemic / Laura Dawes.
Glastonbury, Welles-Turner Memorial Library - Adult Department
Newington, Lucy Robbins Welles Library - Adult Department
University of Saint Joseph: Pope Pius XII Library - Standard Shelving Location
Can be borrowed by USJ patrons only or via ILL
- viii, 305 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
- pt. 1. Measurement and diagnosis : How big is normal?: quantifying children's body size ; Measuring up: height-weight standards and diagnosis ; Sugar, spice, frogs, snails: the composition of the fat child ; Insides made easy: measuring and diagnosing obesity using body composition -- pt. 2. Causes and treatments : Something wrong inside: childhood obesity as a biological fault, and the hope for a drug treatment ; The enduring promise: the continued search for a pharmaceutical remedy ; Feeling fat: emotions and family as factors in childhood obesity ; Kalorie Kids: energy balance and the turn to child responsibility ; Summer slimming: fat camps as a diet-and-exercise obesity treatment -- pt. 3. Epidemic : Bigger bodies in a broken world : television and the epidemic of childhood obesity ; Fat kids go to court: legal action as public health response to childhood obesity -- Conclusion.
- Includes bibliographical references (p. 219-294) and index.
- Obesity in children -- United States.
- Overweight children -- United States.
- Nutrition policy -- United States.
- Health promotion -- United States -- Planning.
- Obesity -- United States.