Men Who Made Us Fat, The

Synopsis
This three part series looks into the causes behind the rise of obesity levels around the world. Journalist Jacques Peretti travels to the USA, where he learns about a sweetener championed in the 1970s to make use of the excess corn grown by farmers but now known to interfere with the hormone that controls appetite. He reveals the history of ‘supersizing’, a concept that boosted both food consumption and profits, and speaks with industry professionals about the introduction of value meals, king-size snacks and multi-buy promotions. Examining assumptions about what is and is not healthy, Peretti also explores developments in dietary advice and the power of marketing and advertising on the choices we make.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Year of release
2012
Notes
Each part is also available to buy separately [£195.00 + VAT, + P&P].
Subjects
Social Studies; Health Education
Keywords
advertising; diet; food; food production and distribution; nutrition; obesity; health

Credits

Director
Chris Boulding; Claire Burnett; Maninderpal Sahota
Contributor
Jacques Peretti

Distribution Formats

Type
DVD
Format
Region 2 PAL
Price
£585.00
Availability
Sale
Duration/Size
150 minutes
Year
2014

Distributor

Name

BBC Active Video for Learning - now BBC Learning

Contact
Carolina Fernandez Jeremy Wilcox (CF - for educational enquiries JW - channel sales manager)
Email
BBCStudiosLearning@bbc.com
Web
https://www.bbcstudioslearning.com/ External site opens in new window
Phone
+44 (0) 20 8433 1009
Address
BBC Studios Limited
Television Centre
101 Wood Lane
London
W12 7FA
UK
Notes
The BBC Active company has now been absorbed within BBC Learning, a division of BBC Studios. It was originally a joint venture between BBC Worldwide and Pearson Education. Formerly known as ‘BBC Worldwide Learning Studies’ and before that as ‘Videos for Education & Training’

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