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Obesity under Affluence Varies by Welfare Regimes

Avner Offer, Rachel Pechey, and Stanley Ulijaszek

in Insecurity, Inequality, and Obesity in Affluent Societies

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780197264980
eISBN:
9780191754135
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264980.003.0011
Subject:
Sociology, Health, Illness, and Medicine

Among affluent countries, those with market-liberal regimes (which are also English-speaking) tend to have the highest prevalence of obesity. The impact of cheap, accessible high-energy food is often ... More


Lack of Access to Healthy Foods

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/9780231160094.003.0005
Subject:
Social Work, Social Policy

This chapter examines the lack of healthy foods among people of color in low-income urban communities and its relation to the problem of obesity. It is not possible to view obesity from a ... More


I’m Lovin’ It: Fast Food and After-School Hot Spots

Amy L. Best

in Fast Food Kids: French Fries, Lunch Lines and Social Ties

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781479842704
eISBN:
9781479860135
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479842704.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Culture

This chapter explores youth food consumption in commercial food settings as youth leave school at the end of the day. It focuses in particular on McDonald's and Chipotle as popular after-school ... More


The Food Environment

Robert Gottlieb and Simon Ng

in Global Cities: Urban Environments in Los Angeles, Hong Kong, and China

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780262035910
eISBN:
9780262338868
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262035910.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

The Food Environment encompasses how food is produced and processed, how and to where it is transported, and where and how it is sold and consumed. The chapter evaluates the environmental issues ... More


Repositories of Knowledge in Franchise Organizations: Individual, Structural, and Technological

Linda Argote and Eric Darr

in The Nature and Dynamics of Organizational Capabilities

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199248544
eISBN:
9780191596155
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199248540.003.0003
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Microeconomics

Where is knowledge embedded in organizations? The chapter describes results on the persistence and transfer of knowledge in fast food franchises, and presents the results on the productivity of the ... More


Fast Food Kids: French Fries, Lunch Lines and Social Ties

Amy L. Best

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781479842704
eISBN:
9781479860135
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479842704.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Culture

In recent years, questions such as “What are kids eating?” and “Who's feeding our kids?” have sparked a torrent of public and policy debates as we increasingly focus our attention on the issue of ... More


Consumer Considerations and the Agriculture of the Middle

Eileen Brady and Caitlin O’Brady

in Food and the Mid-Level Farm: Renewing an Agriculture of the Middle

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262122993
eISBN:
9780262278751
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262122993.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

This chapter focuses on the change in the consumer preference from processed to fresh foods, which is responsible for the increase in small-size farm food production, and presents several incidents ... More


Obesogenic Environments and Public Health Mitigation Strategies

Allison Karpyn

in Food and Public Health: A Practical Introduction

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
October 2018
ISBN:
9780190626686
eISBN:
9780190626716
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190626686.003.0008
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

The chapter begins with a description of the Health Impact Pyramid, which in many ways has set the stage for addressing challenges in the food environment. A definition and history of the term ... More


Flavor and Obesity

Gordon M. Shepherd

in Neurogastronomy: How the Brain Creates Flavor and Why It Matters

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231159111
eISBN:
9780231530316
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231159111.003.0022
Subject:
Neuroscience, Sensory and Motor Systems

This chapter explains how fast foods capture the human brain flavor system with excessive activation, and how this leads to poor nutrition and obesity. The popularity of McDonald's French fries, for ... More


The Last Drop: The American Coffee Market and the Hill Regions of Latin America

Richard P. Tucker

in Insatiable Appetite: The United States and the Ecological Degradation of the Tropical World

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520220874
eISBN:
9780520923812
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520220874.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter discusses coffee and the coffee industry, starting with the consumption and colonial trade of coffee. This is followed by a section on Brazil, which has been the dominant producer of ... More


The Nutrition Transition And Obesity In Qatar

Tahra ElObeid and Abdelmonem Hassan

in Food Security in the Middle East

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
December 2014
ISBN:
9780199361786
eISBN:
9780190235697
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199361786.003.0011
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

This chapter analyses Qatar’s dramatic nutrition transition, which has led to an increase in the prevalence of obesity and non-communicable diseases (NCDs) among the different sectors of society. ... More


McDonald’s: Kroc’s Grinding it Out

Paul Brooker and Margaret Hayward

in Rational Leadership: Developing Iconic Corporations

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
July 2018
ISBN:
9780198825395
eISBN:
9780191864063
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198825395.003.0004
Subject:
Business and Management, Strategy

Kroc established an iconic global fast-food empire even though he did not found his firm, McDonald’s, until in his fifties. An innovative franchising system was crucial to McDonald’s success, ... More


Brand Name “Grandma”: Selling Tradition to American Home Cooks

Jennifer Rachel Dutch

in Look Who's Cooking: The Rhetoric of American Home Cooking Traditions in the Twenty-First Century

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781496818751
eISBN:
9781496818799
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496818751.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Culture

A variety of products market themselves as a solution to bridge the gap between the idealized picture of home cooking and the reality of feeding the family on a daily basis. Dream Dinners meal ... More


Making the most of umami

Ole G. Mouritsen, Klavs Styrbæk, and Jonas Drotner Mouritsen

in Umami: Unlocking the Secrets of the Fifth Taste

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231168908
eISBN:
9780231537582
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231168908.003.0009
Subject:
Sociology, Science, Technology and Environment

This chapter considers the many different ways to make the most of umami. It first describes some easy tricks for enhancing the taste of foodstuffs that may not be very savory on their own by adding ... More


The Great Brain Suck: And Other American Epiphanies

Eugene Halton

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226314655
eISBN:
9780226314679
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226314679.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Culture

More and more information is pumped into our media-saturated world every day, yet Americans seem to know less and less. In a society where who you are is defined by what you buy, and where we prefer ... More


Rational Leadership: Developing Iconic Corporations

Paul Brooker and Margaret Hayward

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
July 2018
ISBN:
9780198825395
eISBN:
9780191864063
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198825395.001.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Strategy

This book shows how a business version of rational leadership develops business corporations (and inspires people with confidence) by using the appropriate rational methods. The book presents classic ... More


Epilogue

Emily E. LB. Twarog

in Politics of the Pantry: Housewives, Food, and Consumer Protest in Twentieth-Century America

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780190685591
eISBN:
9780190685621
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190685591.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century, Political History

The election of Ronald Reagan in 1980 encouraged a growing cadre of socially conservative housewives whose agenda focused on conservative social issues that matched the shifting neo-liberal economic ... More


. The Beef-Export Boom and Its Primary Causes

Robert G. Williams

in Export Agriculture and the Crisis in Central America

Published in print:
1986
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807841549
eISBN:
9781469616339
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9780807841549.003.0005
Subject:
History, Latin American History

This chapter shows that, until recently, the beef trade was limited to on-the-hoof sales within local and regional markets. The link between the pastures of the region and the world beef market was ... More


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