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Opis: Social Justice and the Urban Obesity Crisis - Melvin Delgado

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. Melvin Delgado achieves his goal in addressing the complex nature of the problem of obesity and its underlying social, economic, and political causes by undertaking a proactive asset-oriented approach that, at its foundation, empowers urban communities with the guidance of the social work profession to find solutions culturally tailored to specific communities. -- Mario de la Rosa, Florida International University In utilizing conceptual frameworks that are essential to understanding obesity and being overweight, Melvin Delgado effectively presents associated statistics and concepts that assist in analyzing the complexity of the problem and identify directions for addressing this epidemic. The shift to social, economic, and political actors to explain this phenomenon is direly needed in social work education. -- Betty Garcia, California State University, FresnoAcknowledgmentsPart One. Setting the Context1. Introduction2. A Social Justice Paradigm3. The Extent of the National Obesity Crisis4. Health5. Lack of Access to Healthy Foods6. Limits to Places and Spaces for Physical Exercise7. Food Industry Practices8. Challenges in Measuring Overweight and ObesityPart Two. Community-Led Health Promotion Approaches9. Health Promotion10. Youth-Focused Interventions11. Community Garden Interventions12. Community-Based Food Initiatives13. Implications for Social Work Practice and ResearchEpilogueReferencesIndex


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Tytuł: Social Justice and the Urban Obesity Crisis
Autor: Melvin Delgado
Producent: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 9780231160094
Rok produkcji: 2013
Ilość stron: 288
Oprawa: Miękka
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Social Justice and the Urban Obesity Crisis

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. Melvin Delgado achieves his goal in addressing the complex nature of the problem of obesity and its underlying social, economic, and political causes by undertaking a proactive asset-oriented approach that, at its foundation, empowers urban communities with the guidance of the social work profession to find solutions culturally tailored to specific communities. -- Mario de la Rosa, Florida International University In utilizing conceptual frameworks that are essential to understanding obesity and being overweight, Melvin Delgado effectively presents associated statistics and concepts that assist in analyzing the complexity of the problem and identify directions for addressing this epidemic. The shift to social, economic, and political actors to explain this phenomenon is direly needed in social work education. -- Betty Garcia, California State University, FresnoAcknowledgmentsPart One. Setting the Context1. Introduction2. A Social Justice Paradigm3. The Extent of the National Obesity Crisis4. Health5. Lack of Access to Healthy Foods6. Limits to Places and Spaces for Physical Exercise7. Food Industry Practices8. Challenges in Measuring Overweight and ObesityPart Two. Community-Led Health Promotion Approaches9. Health Promotion10. Youth-Focused Interventions11. Community Garden Interventions12. Community-Based Food Initiatives13. Implications for Social Work Practice and ResearchEpilogueReferencesIndex

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Tytuł: Social Justice and the Urban Obesity Crisis
Autor: Melvin Delgado
Producent: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 9780231160094
Rok produkcji: 2013
Ilość stron: 288
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