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
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
Give some examples of nutritional messages you have heard that conflict with one another. What do you think of the relative benefits and drawbacks of focusing on a whole foods approach rather than focusing on specific messages? (Pinard, Yaroch, & Smith, 2015) The contradictory nutritional messages about food consumption, their type, and their… Read More Blog 10, Conflicting Nutritional Messages
Based on the information in this chapter, which groups are most at risk for nutrient deficiencies? What else would you like to know about diets in those groups to help identify ways to reduce those risks? (Moshfegh, 2015) The body requires various crucial nutrients such as vitamins and minerals for development and prevention of… Read More Blog 09, Nutrient Deficiency
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
What are the root causes of the major change in farming systems from a diversified, crop-animal integrated model to industrial, specialized methods of producing crops? (Francis, 2015) Agriculture has changed dramatically throughout history. Our grandparents might have answer differently than us on how they got their food. When the population was relatively small and… Read More Blog 07, Change in Farming System
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
“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!
Note: I speak five languages- Marathi, Hindi, English, Gujarati, and Sanskrit. There is a tiny possibility that this may affect the structure of my sentences. Please feel free to ask if you do not understand some of my writing. Who do you think has more influence over CFS policies – The national government that holds… Read More Blog 04, Influence over CFS policies!