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Corporations, schools and the war on obesity : Childhood Obesity Inc.

By: Powell, Darren

Part of the Critical Studies in Health and Education series
0815355122 / 9780815355120
Published 01/01/2020
24 cm 1 volume
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Challenging the idea that the corporate `war' against childhood obesity is normal, necessary, or harmless, this book exposes healthy lifestyles education as a form of mis-education that shapes how students learn about health, corporations and consumption.

Drawing on ethnographic research and studies from across the globe, this book explores how corporations fund, devise and implement various programmes in schools as `part of the solution' to childhood obesity.

Including perspectives from children, teachers, school leaders and both public and private external providers on how children's health and `healthy consumption' is understood and experienced, this book is divided into eight accessible chapters which include: Schooling the childhood obesity `crisis';The corporate `gift' of healthy lifestyles;`Coming together' to solve obesity;Learning about health, fatness and `good' choices; andShaping the (un)healthy child-consumerSchools, Corporations, and the War on Childhood Obesity is the perfect resource for postgraduate students and academics working in the public health or education field, or those taking courses on the sociology of education, health and physical education, curriculum, pedagogy, ethnography, or critical theory, who are looking to gain an insight into the current situation surrounding obesity and health in corporations and schools.


JNAM Moral & social purpose of education, JNF Educational strategies & policy, MBNH Personal & public health, MMZF Obesity: treatment & therapy

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