From Famine to Fast Food: Nutrition, Diet and Concepts of Health Around the World

Title

From Famine to Fast Food: Nutrition, Diet and Concepts of Health Around the World

Files

Document Type

Book

Department

History

Description

The foods eaten by a nation's population play a key role in shaping the health of that society. This book presents country-specific information on how diet, food security, and concepts of health critically impact the well-being of the world's population.

A country's food culture and eating habits directly impact the health and well-being of its citizens. Economic factors contribute to problems such as obesity and malnourishment. This book examines how diet affects health in countries around the world, discussing how the availability of food and the types of foods eaten influence numerous health factors and are tied to the prevalence of "lifestyle" diseases. Readers will discover the importance of diet and food culture in determining human health as well as make connections and notice larger trends within multicultural, international contexts.

An ideal aid for high school and college students in completing research and writing assignments, this book supplies detailed diet- and health-related information about most major countries and regions in a single source. Each country profile will also include a convenient fact box with statistical information such as life expectancy, average caloric intake, and other health indicators.

Find in WorldCat

https://www.worldcat.org/title/from-famine-to-fast-food-nutrition-diet-and-concepts-of-health-around-the-world/oclc/868150472&referer=brief_results

ISBN

978-1610697439

Publication Date

5-1-2014

Publisher

ABC-CLIO

City

Santa Barbara, CA

First Page

1

Last Page

293

Keywords

Diet, Nutrition, Food habits, Food Studies

Disciplines

Food Security | History | Sociology