H-Nutrition Series: What Should I Eat? Why?
Commissioning Editors: Kristen Ann Ehrenberger and Lisa Haushofer
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 2017, H-Nutrition participated in an online forum called "What is a Recipe?" initiated by The Recipes Project. This year we collaborated with Remedia Network on the intertwined questions of "What should I eat? Why?" They lie at the heart of what has been variously described as scientific nutrition, religious tradition, or dietetics.
I'd like to do some reading on government-promoted (perhaps "sponsored") nutritional technologies of the self in the UK. Does anyone have any good references to recommend in this vein? (I'm most interested in a historical period starting around the 1960s ... but I'll gratefully take any recommendations you might have!) Thank you.
"Eating for Health," a colorful kitchen chart produced by the Health Education Bureau in Dublin, Ireland, c. 1978. This copy courtesy of Nina Holmes and the National Library of Ireland, Ir 610 p17. See her related essay, "Eating for Health," in the H-Nutrition "What Should I Eat? Why?" series.