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Fast Food Kids: French Fries, Lunch Lines and Social Ties

Amy L. Best


In recent years, questions such as “What are kids eating?” and “Who's feeding our kids?” have sparked a torrent of public and policy debates as we increasingly focus our attention on the issue of childhood obesity. It is estimated that one in three American children are either overweight or obese. Enduring inequalities in communities, schools, and homes affect young people's access to different types of food, with real consequences in life choices and health outcomes. This book sheds light on the social contexts in which children eat, and the broader backdrop of social change in American life, ... More

Keywords: childhood obesity, inequality, social change, American life, public health policy, behavioral change, school food, fast food, youth identity, food consumption

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9781479842704
Published to NYU Press Scholarship Online: September 2017 DOI:10.18574/nyu/9781479842704.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Amy L. Best, author
George Mason University