This is the homepage for a public education project led by UCSF's Dr. Robert Lustig. The seven episodes of The Skinny on Obesity expand upon an earlier lecture, "Sugar: The Bitter Truth" (UCTV, 2009).
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.
In this 1.5-hour-long lecture, Robert H. Lustig, MD, UCSF Professor of Pediatrics in the Division of Endocrinology, explores the damage caused by sugary foods. He argues that too much fructose and too little fiber work affect the hormonal influences of insulin and appear to be cornerstones of the obesity epidemic. It is part of the UCSF Mini Medical School for the Public and originally aired on University of California Television in July 2009.
In November 2015, Mode.com followed its popular century-of-fashion videos with one on stereotypical, white, middle-class, American dinners. From their description, "Foodie fans, this one's for you! Whether you lean toward 1915-style roast beef and franconia potatoes, or if 2015's kale craze suits your taste, this look at food over the past century will satiate your palate."
Emily Contois has collected a number of links and web resources related to the Association for the Study of Food and Society's recent annual meeting (https://emilycontois.com/2016/06/27/association-for-the-study-of-food-and-society-2016-a-debrief/), some of which may be of interest to historians of nutrition.
Below is a link to an old essay on thiamin that might still have its uses. The Government Printing Office book that it appeared in is hard to find. I am grateful to Bert Hansen for putting it online.
Some context: This was written in 1975-76 under contract with the National Cancer Institute when the NCI was trying to justify its emphasis on targeted research, rather than basic research. Thus, all the studies in the book give examples of research into specific diseases or medical problems.