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Health Promotion

Melvin Delgado

in Social Justice and the Urban Obesity Crisis: Implications for Social Work

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231160094
eISBN:
9780231534253
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231160094.003.0009
Subject:
Social Work, Social Policy

This chapter describes a social justice health promotion model that the social work profession must embrace in addressing obesity in undervalued or marginalized communities. It offers a more detailed ... More


Social Justice and the Urban Obesity Crisis: Implications for Social Work

Melvin Delgado

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231160094
eISBN:
9780231534253
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231160094.001.0001
Subject:
Social Work, Social Policy

A number of economic, cultural, and contextual factors are driving urban America's obesity crisis, which can create chronic health conditions for those least able to manage them. Considering urban ... More


Youth-Focused Interventions

Melvin Delgado

in Social Justice and the Urban Obesity Crisis: Implications for Social Work

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231160094
eISBN:
9780231534253
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231160094.003.0010
Subject:
Social Work, Social Policy

This chapter focuses on interventions that target obese youth. Youth-focused interventions must be contextualized to take into account the unique position they occupy in their communities and ... More


Introduction

Melvin Delgado

in Social Justice and the Urban Obesity Crisis: Implications for Social Work

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231160094
eISBN:
9780231534253
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231160094.003.0001
Subject:
Social Work, Social Policy

This book explores the problem of urban obesity among people of color from individual, family, group, community, and policy perspectives. It charts the history of urban obesity in communities of ... More


Community-Based Food Initiatives

Melvin Delgado

in Social Justice and the Urban Obesity Crisis: Implications for Social Work

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231160094
eISBN:
9780231534253
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231160094.003.0012
Subject:
Social Work, Social Policy

This chapter focuses on community-based food initiatives aimed at addressing obesity. Community-initiated interventions predicated on social justice principles bring to the forefront goals of ... More


A Social Justice Paradigm

Melvin Delgado

in Social Justice and the Urban Obesity Crisis: Implications for Social Work

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231160094
eISBN:
9780231534253
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231160094.003.0002
Subject:
Social Work, Social Policy

This chapter proposes the use of social justice as a guiding paradigm in assessing and addressing obesity in undervalued communities, which tend to be predominantly low-income/low-wealth, urban, and ... More


Community Garden Interventions

Melvin Delgado

in Social Justice and the Urban Obesity Crisis: Implications for Social Work

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231160094
eISBN:
9780231534253
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231160094.003.0011
Subject:
Social Work, Social Policy

This chapter focuses on community gardening as an intervention aimed at addressing obesity. Community gardens originally sprang up in the United States as a response to social and economic crises ... More


Epilogue

Melvin Delgado

in Social Justice and the Urban Obesity Crisis: Implications for Social Work

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231160094
eISBN:
9780231534253
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231160094.003.0014
Subject:
Social Work, Social Policy

This epilogue highlights key themes and issues that will shape the debate and corresponding strategies to address overweight and obesity from this decade into the next. These include the question of ... More


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