While much of the public debate about obesity has focused on personal responsibility, Peter Jennings reveals how federal government agricultural policies and food industry practices are contributing to America’s growing obesity epidemic.
How to Get Fat Without Really Trying takes on topics ranging from agricultural subsidies and their impact on the American diet to the effects of aggressive food marketing on children to place obesity in its broader sociopolitical context. Available in DVD format only. Closed-captioned. 44 minutes. 2003.