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You Want Broccoli With That? Obesity, Lifestyle, and the Slow Food Movement
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The Slow Food movement has gained broad acceptance worldwide since its inception in the mid-1980s. However, its presence in the U.S. has been overshadowed by a growing obesity epidemic. Just under 35% of American adults and 17% of children aged 2-19 are classified as obese, both exhibited chronic and life-threating conditions such as heart disease and diabetes. An underlying factor associated with these statistics centers om one's philosophy towards nourishment. Slow food, and its associated value system, has potential to restructure our approach towards sustenance and diminish health risks associated with poor lifestyle choices.
Thomas, McKinley, "You Want Broccoli With That? Obesity, Lifestyle, and the Slow Food Movement" (2016). Robert Ingram Strozier Lecture Series. 22.
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