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The Resource Social justice and the urban obesity crisis : implications for social work, Melvin Delgado

Social justice and the urban obesity crisis : implications for social work, Melvin Delgado

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Social justice and the urban obesity crisis : implications for social work
Title
Social justice and the urban obesity crisis
Title remainder
implications for social work
Statement of responsibility
Melvin Delgado
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Urban America is in the midst of an obesity crisis caused by more than just biology and diet. A number of economic, cultural, and contextual factors are causing this epidemic, which can create chronic health conditions for those least able to manage them. Despite scholars' best efforts to tackle the issue, the problem persists, largely because its social and economic drivers are so subtle and systemic. By considering urban obesity through a social justice lens, this book is the first to help social workers and others develop targeted interventions for truly effective outcomes. Melvin Delgado focuses on urban obesity in populations of color -- among the hardest hit in the United States -- and dissects the issue from individual, family, group, community, and policy perspectives. After an overview surveying the history of urban obesity in communities of color, anti-obesity policies and programs, and the role of social work in addressing this threat, Delgado moves through the social, ecological, environmental, and spatial aggravators of urban obesity, such as the food industry's nefarious advertising strategies, which promote unhealthy choices and behaviors; the failure of local markets to provide good food options; the lack of safe spaces in which to exercise; and the paucity of heath education. He analyzes recent, national statistics in terms of obesity among various groups; explores the connection between foodstamps and obesity; and reveals the financial and social consequences of this issue for society as a whole. Delgado concludes with recommendations for effective health promotion programs, such as youth-focused interventions, community gardens, and community-based food initiatives, and a unique consideration of urban obesity in relation to acts of genocide and the integrity of national defense."--The publisher
Cataloging source
EBLCP
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Delgado, Melvin
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Obesity
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • Obesity
  • Obesity
  • Social Work
  • Urban Health
  • Obesity
  • Socioeconomic Factors
  • Social Justice
  • United States
Label
Social justice and the urban obesity crisis : implications for social work, Melvin Delgado
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Setting the context -- Introduction -- A social justice paradigm -- The extent of the national obesity crisis -- Health, economic, and social consequences of obesity -- Lack of access to healthy foods -- Limits to places and spaces for physical exercise -- Food industry practices -- Challenges in measuring overweight and obesity -- Community-led health promotion approaches -- Health promotion -- Youth-focused interventions -- Community garden interventions -- Community-based food initiatives -- Implications for social work practice and research
Control code
ocn836406711
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (445 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780231534253
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 22573/ctt345qrk
  • 64e6187a-407c-4133-8841-fe32ed017a73
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)836406711
Label
Social justice and the urban obesity crisis : implications for social work, Melvin Delgado
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Setting the context -- Introduction -- A social justice paradigm -- The extent of the national obesity crisis -- Health, economic, and social consequences of obesity -- Lack of access to healthy foods -- Limits to places and spaces for physical exercise -- Food industry practices -- Challenges in measuring overweight and obesity -- Community-led health promotion approaches -- Health promotion -- Youth-focused interventions -- Community garden interventions -- Community-based food initiatives -- Implications for social work practice and research
Control code
ocn836406711
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (445 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780231534253
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 22573/ctt345qrk
  • 64e6187a-407c-4133-8841-fe32ed017a73
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)836406711

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