Policy wonk types: try this one!
Melvin Delgado. Social Justice and the Urban Obesity Crisis: Implications for Social Work. Columbia University Press, 2013.
This is an academic’s analysis of the social causes of obesity, especially among the urban poor, and what to do about it. Although the book is aimed at social workers, it works for public health as well. Delgado calls for community-based participatory health promotion principles and interventions. These are clearly needed.
If only they weren’t so hard to do…
Next public appearance
New Directions in the Fight Against Hunger and Malnutrition: A Festschrift in Honor of Per Pinstrup-Anderson. Cornell University, Statler Hotel Amphitheater. The conference begins at 7:30 a.m. with breakfast and ends with a reception the following day with remarks by professor Pinstrup-Anderson at 2:25 p.m.
My joint contribution with Malden Nesheim is from 1:40-2:00 p.m. on “the internationalization of the obesity epidemic: the case of sugar-sweetened sodas.”