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Hidden Hunger: Gender and the Politics of Smarter Foods

Aya Hirata Kimura

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801451645
eISBN:
9780801467691
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801451645.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Asian Politics

For decades, nonprofit organizations (NGOs) targeting world hunger focused on ensuring that adequate quantities of food were being sent to those in need. In the 1990s, the international food policy ... More


The Era of Good-and-Bad Nutritionism: Bad Nutrients and Nutricentric Dietary Guidelines

Gyorgy Scrinis

in Nutritionism: The Science and Politics of Dietary Advice

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231156578
eISBN:
9780231527149
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231156578.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Health, Illness, and Medicine

This chapter presents various interviews and reports that detail the different aspects of the good-and-bad era of nutritionism. In particular, it provides an overview of The 1977 Dietary Goals for ... More


Charismatic Nutrients

Aya Hirata Kimura

in Hidden Hunger: Gender and the Politics of Smarter Foods

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801451645
eISBN:
9780801467691
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801451645.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Asian Politics

This chapter discusses the scientization of food insecurity through nutritionism, which can be viewed as successive eras of different charismatic nutrients. These nutrients commanded center stage in ... More


Conclusion

Aya Hirata Kimura

in Hidden Hunger: Gender and the Politics of Smarter Foods

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801451645
eISBN:
9780801467691
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801451645.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, Asian Politics

This concluding chapter argues that nutritionism brings a subtle but profound change in how one talks about food and health. It influences the powerful institutions of society, from the market to ... 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


A Clash of Nutritional Ideologies

Gyorgy Scrinis

in Nutritionism: The Science and Politics of Dietary Advice

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231156578
eISBN:
9780231527149
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231156578.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Health, Illness, and Medicine

This chapter chronicles the history of margarine to describe how nutritionism, or the reductive focus on food nutrients as the means for understanding healthfulness, has dominated nutrition science, ... More


The Nutritionism Paradigm: Reductive Approaches to Nutrients, Food, and the Body

Gyorgy Scrinis

in Nutritionism: The Science and Politics of Dietary Advice

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231156578
eISBN:
9780231527149
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231156578.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Health, Illness, and Medicine

This chapter discusses various reductive understandings of the food and the body that developed during the three eras of nutrition science-the era of quantifying nutritionism, the era of good-and-bad ... More


The Era of Quantifying Nutritionism: Protective Nutrients, Caloric Reductionism, and Vitamania

Gyorgy Scrinis

in Nutritionism: The Science and Politics of Dietary Advice

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231156578
eISBN:
9780231527149
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231156578.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Health, Illness, and Medicine

This chapter discusses the quantifying nutritionism era, which is characterized by the scientific practice of calculating food nutrients (nutri-quantification) to determine the body's nutritional ... More


Margarine, Butter, and the Trans-Fats Fiasco

Gyorgy Scrinis

in Nutritionism: The Science and Politics of Dietary Advice

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231156578
eISBN:
9780231527149
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231156578.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Health, Illness, and Medicine

This chapter analyzes the history of margarine and its rivalry with butter, and the continuous reengineering of margarine across the three eras of nutritionism in response to changing knowledge about ... More


The Era of Functional Nutritionism: Functional Nutrients, Superfoods, and Optimal Dietary Patterns

Gyorgy Scrinis

in Nutritionism: The Science and Politics of Dietary Advice

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231156578
eISBN:
9780231527149
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231156578.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Health, Illness, and Medicine

This chapter discusses the functional nutritionism era, which was characterized by a greater emphasis on the positive, beneficial, and health-enhancing role of nutrients, rather than the harmful ... More


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