Blog 12, Dietary Change Interventions

How can individual-level dietary change interventions support broader food system change? (Thayer, DeMarco, Calancie, Cunningham Kay, & Ammerman, 2015) The purpose of dietary change interventions is to modify what, how, where, and why individuals consume food in order to improve individual and public health outcomes (Thayer, DeMarco, Calancie, Cunningham Kay, & Ammerman, 2015). The individual-level… Read More Blog 12, Dietary Change Interventions

Blog 11, Food Environment Interventions

How can food environment interventions be simultaneously “too micro” and “too macro”? (Truant & Neff, 2015) To address this topic it’s imperative to understand the meaning of food environment. Truant and Neff (2015) defines food environment as, “the term food environment refers to all aspects of our surroundings that may influence our diets”. The food… Read More Blog 11, Food Environment Interventions

Blog 08, Evolution of Food Distribution System

  Describe the principal forces that have shaped the evolution of the US food distribution system in the past one hundred years (McLaughlin & Gomez, 2015).   The food system is constantly evolving. Food distribution includes all the processes between a production and consumption of food. For example, agricultural production, processing and manufacturing, food brokers,… Read More Blog 08, Evolution of Food Distribution System

Blog 06, Media Portrayal of Food and Body Image

Consider movies, TV shows, or advertisements that you have recently seen. How is the act of eating depicted, particularly among ethnic, regional, or socioeconomic groups? Similarly, how is being thin depicted? How is being overweight depicted? How could these depictions influence young persons’ views of food? (Chard & Roth, 2015) Broadcast media and digital media… Read More Blog 06, Media Portrayal of Food and Body Image

Blog 05, Economics and The Challenges in The Food System!

“What are some shortcomings of economics as a discipline to dissect and resolve long-standing challenges facing the food system? How can economists and practitioners in disciplines such as public health work together to better address these issues?” (Boehm, Cash, & Drescher, 2015)   Given the complexity of the global food system, an interdisciplinary approach is required… Read More Blog 05, Economics and The Challenges in The Food System!