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How and Why Obesity Has Emerged as a Public Health Concern

On March 20, 2013 Natalie Boero spoke in the University Scholar Series hosted by Provost Ellen Junn at the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library. Natalie Boero talked about how and why obesity emerged as a public health concern and her book "Killer Fat: Media, Medicine, and Morals in the American 'Obesity Epidemic,'" which examines how and why obesity emerged as a public health concern and national obsession in recent years. It enters the world of bariatric surgeries and diet programs to show how common expectations of what bodies should look like help determine what interventions and policies are considered urgent in containing this epidemic. This book offers an alternate framing of obesity based on the insights of the “Health at Every Size” movement. Natalie Boero is an associate professor in the Sociology Department.

Date of Event

Spring 3-20-2013


Obesity epidemic bariatric surgery, diet programs, Healthy at every size




1 streaming video file (60 min.) : digital, sound, color. Closed-captioned for the hearing impaired.

University Scholar Series: Natalie Boero

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Sociology Commons