A network for those interested in the history of nutrition and related fields. This network is intended for the growing number of scholars, teachers, documentary filmmakers, and museum and library professionals engaged with the history of nutrition in any time period or region.
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CALL FOR PROPOSALS
Twelfth Annual Assembly of the Canadian Association for Food Studies (CAFS)
The Canadian Association for Food Studies (CAFS) will host its twelfth annual assembly at Ryerson University in Toronto, Ontario, May 27–30, 2017, in conjunction with the Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences.
Food in Canada and Beyond: Communities, Collaboration, Complexity
"American Food Roots addresses the question, 'Why do we eat what we eat?' The answer depends, of course, on where you live, where you used to live, where your grandparents lived. Then there are the ebbs and flows of our status as an agricultural nation. Don't forget politics, religion and fashion. It's all there on the American plate." Not to mention nutrition! Few of us can grow up, go to school, shop, cook, or eat out without being exposed to (pseudo)scientific ideas about what is most healthful for us to eat.
Two recent articles may be of interest to H-Nutrition subscribers:
Anya Zilberstein, "Bastard Breadfruit and other Cheap Provisions: Early Food Science for the Welfare of the Lower Orders," Early Science and Medicine 21, no. 5 (2016): 492–508. http://booksandjournals.brillonline.com/content/journals/10.1163/15733823-00215p04