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Author Simon, Michele (Michele R.)

Title Appetite for profit : how the food industry undermines our health and how to fight back / Michele Simon.

Imprint New York : Nation Books, ©2006.


Location Call No. Status
 Simsbury Public Library - Non Fiction  338.18 SIMON    Check Shelf
 Windsor, Main Library - Adult Department  363.85 SI    Check Shelf
Description xxii, 392 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 361-380) and index.
Contents Anatomy of a food corporation: why we can't trust them -- Personal responsibility, energy balance, and other distractions -- Freedom from choice: distortions of all-American values -- Nutriwashing fast food -- Nutriwashing processed foods -- "Responsible marketing" to kids -- Exposing government complicity -- Co-opting the science -- Eating in the dark: nutrition labeling in restaurants -- Battling big food in schools -- Regulating junk food marketing to children -- Scapegoating the lawyers -- The bigger picture -- App.1. Anti-glossary -- App.2. Guide to industry groups and spin doctoring -- App.3. Myth vs. reality: nutrition labeling at fast-food and other chain restaurants -- App.4. Taking back our schools -- App.5. Protect your legal rights -- App.6. Resources for positive change.
Summary Over the past two years, concerned Americans have finally begun to ask who is to blame for the growing public health crisis of obesity and diet-related illnesses? Is the junk food industry at fault, or is it all just a matter of personal and parental responsibility? How can we fight back with workable solutions? In communities all over the country, people are attempting to "take back" their food supply from greedy corporations. Public health attorney Simon describes food industry lobbying, front groups, and other tactics that operate to undermine nutrition policy in schools and elsewhere, and she explains how to counterattack. Additionally, she tells how to see through corporate promises; illustrates the importance of rhetoric to control the debate; informs how to respond; celebrates the unsung heroes in the fight; and provides resources on how to get involved.--From publisher description.
Subject Food industry and trade -- United States.
Nutrition -- United States.
Food habits -- United States.
Food Industry -- economics -- United States -- Popular Works.
Feeding Behavior -- United States -- Popular Works.
Food Industry -- ethics -- United States -- Popular Works.
Food Preferences -- United States -- Popular Works.
Health Status -- United States -- Popular Works.
Nutrition Policy -- United States -- Popular Works.
Aliments -- Industrie et commerce -- États-Unis.
Nutrition -- États-Unis.
Habitudes alimentaires -- États-Unis.
Industrie alimentaire.
Produits alimentaires.
Effets sur la santé.
Nutrition humaine.
Protection du consommateur.
Régimes alimentaires.
Etats-Unis d'Amérique.
Food habits. (OCoLC)fst00930807
Food industry and trade. (OCoLC)fst00930843
Nutrition. (OCoLC)fst01042187
United States. (OCoLC)fst01204155
ISBN 9781560259978 (cloth)
1560259973 (cloth)
9781560259329 (pbk.)
1560259329 (pbk.)
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