- The Social Disparity Behind America's Growing Obesity Gap. Snellman, Kaisa // Harvard Business Review Digital Articles;1/29/2014, p2
The article discusses research which showed the social disparity in obesity gap including a decline in obesity among teenagers who come from wealthy, well-educated families, referencing a study published in a 2014 issue of the journal "Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences."
- Fat panic in Canadian public health policy: Obesity as different and unhealthy. Beausoleil, Natalie; Ward, Pamela // Radical Psychology: A Journal of Psychology, Politics & Radicali;2009, Vol. 8 Issue 1, p5
The article presents an analysis of the obesity discourse and the biopedagogies observed in government health documents within the Atlantic Provinces of Canada. It presents the biomedical approach to obesity as a health problem and criticizes how this approach led to the proliferation of fat...
- Obesity: An Overview. Graham, Jennifer; Wong, Jessica // Canadian Points of View: Obesity;2016, p1
The article presents general information regarding obesity. The author reviews health, economic, and social concerns connected to rising obesity rates. Particular focus is given to the responsibilities of individuals and the government in relation to obesity rates and healthy living. Public...
- Obesity Network plans to launch a new awareness initiative. // Active Living;Jan2011, Vol. 20 Issue 1, p6
The article reports on the plan of the Canadian Obesity Network to launch the initiative "A Canadian Obesity Awareness and Control Initiative for Health" (COACH), to address obesity-related problems of the people in Canada.
- Nothing succeeds like excess. Stinson, Susan // Women's Review of Books;Jul2001, Vol. 18 Issue 10/11, p16
Comments on the association made between obesity, corporate greed and the United States economy. Social implications of obesity; Connection between health and socioeconomic status; Details on corporate greed.
- Counteraction against obesity -- is it possible? Jarosz, M.; Rychlik, E.; Respondek, W. // Advances in Medical Sciences (De Gruyter Open);2007, Vol. 52, p232
The obesity epidemic is one of the most serious public health problems across many countries. In Poland more than half of the adult population has excessive body weight, while approx. 20% are obese. 15-20% of children and adolescents suffer from excessive body weight, while 4% of them are obese....
- Fat City. Kreyling, Christine; Ketcham, Burk // Planning;Jun2001, Vol. 67 Issue 6, p4
Reports on the impact of community design and transportation planning on health issues in the United States (U.S.) as of June 2001. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report on obesity among U.S. citizens; Factors limiting individuals from burning off fat; Physical activities that could...
- COMPARISON OF THE AVAILIABILITY OF HEALTHY FOODS IN LOW INCOME AND HIGH INCOME NEIGHBORHOODS IN PHILADELPHIA. // Ethnicity & Disease;Summer2009 Supplement 3, Vol. 19 Issue 3, p82
Obesity in America and diseases associated with obesity, including diabetes and heart disease, are recognized as some of the greatest threats to the health of Americans today. Recent studies have shown that the cost and availability of a product as well as the location of stores offering healthy...
- A few simple changes may reduce pounds. // Work-Life Newsbrief & Trend Report;Mar2009, p3
The article offers information on the obesity reduction in the U.S. As suggested, the companies can post reminders on choosing healthier foods. Some chemical companies have stocked the vending machines with healthy food choices in promoting healthier lifestyles. The strategy has been viewed to...