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
This is the rescheduling of the lecture I was supposed to give on October 10. The taxi driver went through red light at entrance to the Pulaski, was pulled over and found to be driving without a license. We never made it. The lecture is on food politics. It starts at 6:00. Free and open to the public. The Newark Museum is at 49 Washington Street. This time, I’ll take the PATH.