Food Fight: The Inside Story of The Food Industry, America’s Obesity Crisis, and What We Can Do About It

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"The evergreen subject of American gluttony and also sloth brings out the most effective in scientist-advocates, as well as the writers, while drawing on a mountain of data and also researches, make their charge both amusing and also appalling."
— Publishers Weekly

" Brownell and also Horgen uncover some of America's greatest diet plan dangers as well as how you can avoid them."
— Self magazine

" This is a fascinating, equipping must-read full of useful means to do something about it."
— Shape publication

" Food Fight is … a crucial payment to the discussion around the obesity epidemic. I extremely advise it to anyone who wants to learn more about the function of the food sector, and especially to public health advocates trying to find plainly offered research study and also concepts for favorable change."
— Michele Simon, owner as well as supervisor of the Center for Informed Food Choices

Product Details

  • Paperback: 368 pages
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education; 1 edition (October 7, 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0071438726
  • ISBN-13: 978-0071438728
  • Product Dimensions: 5.9 x 1 x 8.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds

Customer Reviews

Bite-Sized Solutions to a Super-Sized Problem

58 people found this helpful.
 on November 30, 2005
By takingadayoff
After reading the first few chapters of Food Fight, I thought “same old stuff.” Americans are too fat, eat a poor diet, don’t get enough exercise, what else is new.

It’s Not Just The Individual

39 people found this helpful.
 on September 19, 2003
It’s interesting to read the comment left by a reviewer telling author Kelly Brownell to “grow up.” I am not sure this person even read the book, because it’s in fact the author that is urging us to wake up.

Read this book before your next trip to the grocery store!

33 people found this helpful.
 on January 5, 2004
By Robert Adler
After reading Kelly Brownell’s factual, rational and well-balanced book about the food industry and the American obesity crisis, I came away with the realization that basically the food industry is determined to turn all of us into foie gras. As Brownell, Director of the Yale Center for Eating and Weight Disorders, and co-author Katherine Horgen methodically demonstrate, the now global epidemic of obesity is anything but a lonely individual battle against overeating. Instead, we are victims of a host of factors that tip the scales dramatically against all of us: supersizing, saturation advertising from infancy on, aggressive lobbying, fast food and sugar-laden soft drinks in schools, the high cost and difficulty of finding healthy foods, plus all the factors that keep us sitting passively rather than exercising. It’s a public health problem of enormous size, and as Brownell and Horgen consistently point out, it requires a political and environmental solution.

Fighting for our children — this book is an inspiration!

24 people found this helpful.
 on August 25, 2003
By Marlene Schwartz, Ph.D.
I am the mother of three small children and I loved this book! Any parent who has gone to the grocery store with a preschooler knows the challenge of simply getting down the cereal aisle or past the candy counter without a fight. This book systematically examines all of the environmental forces that influence how we eat, and how our children are fed. What I liked most about this book were the suggestions of how we can try to make changes in our own communities — we don’t have to sit by and let our children be the targets of advertisers. I felt inspired by this book to get involved with my local school and make it a healthier place for our chidren.

Eye popping look at America’s march to obesity!

21 people found this helpful.
 on August 3, 2004
By Lee Mellott
Yowsa! This is a well researched account of how the food manufacturers are luring Americans into obesity beginning with our children.

Passionate Crusader, Excellent Book

12 people found this helpful.
 on February 9, 2004
By David Spero
Dr. Kelly Brownell has spent much of his career fighting the food industry’s attempts to make us all fat. He brings a crusader’s passion and a scientist’s accuracy and thoroughness to “Food Fight”. He and co-author Katherine Horgen see obesity as a public health crisis like smoking or drunk driving. They take the social movement against smoking as a model and call on us all to get involved, for our own sake and our children’s.

If only more people were concerned with what we are …

One person found this helpful.
 on July 4, 2015
By M. Krupiak
If only more people were concerned with what we are putting in our bodies and who is in control of it!