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Author: Dr. Peter Murano
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About the Author:
Dr. Peter Murano served as Deputy Administrator at the USDA Food and Nutrition Service, Washington, D.C. from 2001-2004. In that capacity, he supervised the administration of more than a dozen Federal nutrition assistance programs, most of which developed anti-obesity goals and objectives. He and his FNS Child Nutrition Division team created the HealthierUS School Challenge (HUSSC) in 2003, a voluntary certification initiative recognizing schools enrolled in USDA’s Team Nutrition that have created healthier school environments through promotion of nutrition and physical activity. In 2004, he received the U.S. Secretary of Agriculture’s Honor Award for Superior Service for implementing the National Fruit and Vegetable Pilot in five states and Indian Tribal Organizations, which has since become a permanent and expanding program for school children. At Texas A&M University as a research and teaching professor in the Department of Nutrition and Food Science, he founded and directed the Institute for Obesity Research and Program Evaluation, from 2007-2013. In 2014 he was appointed Vice-Chair of the Texas State Leadership Council for Obesity Prevention. In his capacity as an academic writer of textbooks, in addition to Sentia Publishing’s “Obesity: A Social and Scientific Challenge” (2016), he is sole author of “Understanding Food Science and Technology” (2nd Edition 2013) published by Kendall-Hunt.
About the Book:
Our nation has seen an explosion in the number of overweight and obese citizens – which has included children as well as adults from all socioeconomic groups. Your students will learn about this critical public health crisis in a unique and comprehensive new textbook, Obesity: A Social and Scientific Challenge. Topics to be covered include obesity and the sociological perspective, public policy and anti-obesity programs, bioenergetics, intermediary metabolism and energy balance, physical activity and exercise, the role of genetics in obesity, hunger and satiety hormones, the adipocyte and inflammation, muscle and adipose tissue communication, the connection between maternal weight gain and childhood obesity, and even food and nutrition strategies to tackle the obesity problem including the reduction of fat and calorie content, portion size, and enhancing satiety through food product formulation.