Friday, March 21, 2008

Fat Land: How Americans became the fattest people in the world by Greg Critser

Fat Land: How Americans Became the Fattest People in the World
Greg Critser
2003, Mariner, New York

This was a great in-depth look as some of the causes for the American obesity epidemic. It gave a history of nutritional thought and dieting, and a history of the progression of Physical Education in American schools.

It was well written and very well researched. With enough background information to make some solid suggestions for the future. I agree that fat 'acceptance' is a huge issue which needs addressing. An annoying thing with writing style was the over-use of pretentious big words! Like 'promulgate' and 'fulminating'.

Link to journal at bookcrossing

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