Obesity has become a global crisis. Although most would agree that eating better and being more physically active are the answer to the problem, researchers have recently become aware that the problem goes beyond just changing individual behaviours. In "Reversing the Obesogenic Environment", leading researchers introduce the concept of the obesogenic environment, an environment that leads people to become obese and explore ways that changing our environment can encourage healthier choices.
Rebecca Lee, is the founding director of the Texas Obesity Research Centre at the University of Houston. Lee is also an associate professor in the department of health and human performance at the University of Houston. Kristen McAlexander, is a lecturer in the department of applied physiology and wellness at Southern Methodist University in Dallas. Jorge Banda, is a PhD student in the department of exercise science at the University of South Carolina in Columbia and a research assistant at the university's Prevention Research Centre.
Chapter 1. Emergence of the Obesogenic Environment; Chapter 2. Scope of Obesity; Chapter 3. Body Composition Measurements; Chapter 4. The Built Environment; Chapter 5. Physical Activity Resources; Chapter 6. Active Transportation; Chapter 7. Food Supply and Security; Chapter 8. Food Technology; Chapter 9. Policy and Individual Health Choices; Chapter 10. Policy and the Obesogenic Environment; Chapter 11. Cultural and Familial Influences; Chapter 12. Social Justice, Health Disparities, and Obesity; Chapter 13. Point of Purchase; Chapter 14. Influence of Media and Technology.