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Author Spurlock, Morgan, 1970-

Title Don't eat this book : fast food and the supersizing of America / Morgan Spurlock.

Imprint New York : G. P. Putnam's Sons, 2005.

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Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe 2nd Floor Stacks  614.59398 Sp94d 2005 c.2  ---  Available
 Parsons Non-Fiction  614.5 S772    ---  Available
Description 308 p. ; 24 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Contents Do you want lies with that? -- Girth of a nation -- Light at the end of the taco -- Really great bad idea -- It's a mad, mad, mad, mad McWorld -- McD-Day -- Is it chemical soup yet? -- Physical miseducation -- Sex, fries and videotape -- Ronald & me -- Lunchroom named Desire -- Lord of the ring dings -- Health care or sick care? -- McFree at last -- Golden halos -- Vote with your fork -- Acknowledgments -- Appendix 1: Improving your child's school lunch program -- Appendix 2: McDonald's food testing results -- Appendix 3: You are what you ....smoke?
Summary Can man live on fast food alone? Morgan Spurlock tried to do just that. For thirty days, he ate nothing but three "squares" a day from McDonald's as part of an investigation into the effects of fast food on American health. The resulting documentary film, Super Size Me, won him resounding applause and a worldwide release that broke box-office records. Audiences were captivated by his experiment, during which he gained twenty-five pounds, his blood pressure skyrocketed, and his libido all but disappeared. But this story goes far beyond his own "Mc-Sickness": he traveled across the country, into schools, hospitals, and people's homes, to investigate school lunch programs, the marketing of fast food, and the declining emphasis on health and physical education. He interviewed experts in medicine, nutrition, law, and marketing. He looks at why fast food is so tasty, cheap, and ultimately seductive, and what Americans can do to turn the rising tide of obesity, hypertension, and diabetes that have accompanied its ever-growing popularity.
Subject Junk food.
Junk food -- Humor.
Fast food restaurants.
Fast food restaurants -- Humor.
Super size me
Diet -- adverse effects -- United States -- Popular Works.
Food Habits -- United States -- Popular Works.
Added Title Do not eat this book
Fast food and the supersizing of America
Super size me
ISBN 0399152601
Standard No. 9780399152603
NLM 101257150

 
    
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