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Lack of Access to Healthy Foods

Melvin Delgado

in Social Justice and the Urban Obesity Crisis: Implications for Social Work

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231160094
eISBN:
9780231534253
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231160094.003.0005
Subject:
Social Work, Social Policy

This chapter examines the lack of healthy foods among people of color in low-income urban communities and its relation to the problem of obesity. It is not possible to view obesity from a ... More


Nutritionism: The Science and Politics of Dietary Advice

Gyorgy Scrinis

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231156578
eISBN:
9780231527149
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231156578.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Health, Illness, and Medicine

Popularized by Michael Pollan in his best-selling In Defense of Food, this book's concept of nutritionism refers to the reductive understanding of nutrients as the key indicators of healthy food—an ... More


Food Co-ops in America: Communities, Consumption, and Economic Democracy

Anne Meis Knupfer

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801451140
eISBN:
9780801467714
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801451140.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

In recent years, American shoppers have become more conscious of their food choices and have increasingly turned to CSAs, farmers' markets, organic foods in supermarkets, and to joining and forming ... More


Decisions and the Neuroeconomics of Flavor and Nutrition

Gordon M. Shepherd

in Neurogastronomy: How the Brain Creates Flavor and Why It Matters

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231159111
eISBN:
9780231530316
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231159111.003.0023
Subject:
Neuroscience, Sensory and Motor Systems

The most important ultimate function of the human brain flavor system is making the right choices in consuming healthy or unhealthy food. The key to making these choices lies in the decision-making ... More


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