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Modern Food, Moral Food: Self-Control, Science, and the Rise of Modern American Eating in the Early Twentieth Century

Helen Zoe Veit

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9781469607702
eISBN:
9781469612751
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9781469607719_Veit
Subject:
History, Cultural History

American eating changed dramatically in the early twentieth century. As food production became more industrialized, nutritionists, home economists, and so-called racial scientists were all pointing ... 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


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