Name five non-biological contributors to obesity.

MODULE 12: The “Silent” Pandemic of Noncommunicable Diseases—Starvation and Hunger

Nestle, Marion and Malden Nesheim. Why Calories Count: From Science to Politics. (Pp. 113-

129, 139-149)

Brewis, Alexandra A. Obesity: Cultural and Biocultural Perspectives. (Pp. 48-83.)

Yates-Doerr, Emily. The Weight of Obesity: Hunger and Global Health In Postwar Guatemala.

(Pp. 173-185.)


Suggested reading for extra credit:

Gostin, Lawrence. Global Health Law. (Pp. 383-411)

Berlant, Lauren. Risky Bigness: On Obesity, Eating, and the Ambiguity of “Health.” In Against

Health. Jonathan M. Metzl and Anna Kirkland, eds. (Pp. 26-39)

LeBesco, Kathleen. Fat Panic and the New Morality. In Against Health. Jonathan M. Metzl and

Anna Kirkland, eds. (Pp. 72-82)


Short essay prompt:

Name five non-biological contributors to obesity. Use examples from the text to describe each one. For five extra credit points, write an additional half page responding to an extra credit reading or the multimedia item in the Module 12 folder and explaining how this relates to the required reading. Place the extra credit portion of your assignment in red font.

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