Generation Extra Large:
Rescuing Our Children from the Epidemic of Obesity
by Lisa Tartamella, Elaine Herscher, & Chris Woolston
RJ399 .C6 T37 2004
New Arrivals, 2nd floor
This is the week that everyone in my family anticipates throughout the year. Given that we live all over the United States, we come together for the holiday weekend, and what’s the main thing that we do? Eat. Eat. And eat. And then eat some more. Did I mention that we eat? With my sweatpants in one hand and running shoes in the other, this week’s featured title will probably make me think before reaching for that fourth helping.
Tartamella, Herscher, and Woolston, a dietician and editors at Consumer Health Initiative, respectively, tackle the crisis that is hitting the waistlines of the world’s children. Pulling together the research on the topic, the authors look to pinpoint the source of the issue, and believe it or not, they don’t completely blame McDonald’s. The researchers include interviews with kids themselves about what it’s like to be overweight at a young age, as well as stories of extraordinary people and places that working tirelessly to fight this epidemic head-on.