Journals Higher Education



Published: 05 December 2013

256 Pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780199856206

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Regulating Obesity?

Government, Society, and Questions of Health

W.A. Bogart

  • Evaluates the effectiveness of obesity regulation on society and norms and in the larger context of excessive consumption
  • Analyzes appearance bias, fat-based prejudice, and legal rights banning appearance-related discrimination
  • Assesses state interventions for healthy eating, drinking, and activity
  • Explores fiscal interventions, taxes, and other subsidies targeted at poverty, malnutrition, and obesity
  • Argues that a major challenge lies in shifting norms away from stigmatization of the obese and towards healthier consumption and activity with acceptance of diverse body types
  • First book to address regulation of obesity from the perspective of promoting healthier lifestyles

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