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 Bray, G.A. (2003). Evaluation of obesity, Who are the obese?, Postgraduate Medicine, 114 (6), 19-27, 38.

Evans, J. (2003). Physical education and health: A polemic or 'let them eat cake!', European Physical Education Review. 9(1), 87-101.

Flegal, K.M. Graubard, B.I., Williamson, D.F., & Gail, M.H. (2005). Excess deaths associated with underweight, overweight, and obesity, Journal of American Medical Association, 293, 15, 1861-1867.

Freaks, Geeks, and Cool Kids: American Teenagers, Schools and the Culture of Consumption


Methodology: This book describes why teens behave the way they do, not how. There were two sources of primary American data: the first included 304 descriptions of high schools and their status structures written by 300 college students, average paper was about 7,150 words. The second source consisted of observations in a single high school (fall of 1997 until May 1999). The observations were conducted during the school lunch period, at public events and the junior/senior proms.


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