Include Food production and distribution systems Social economic political

Include food production and distribution systems

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Include: Food production and distribution systems. Social-economic-political systems. Lifestyle factors
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Consumer preference Is a powerful factor both in the private and public sector in the United States. Advertising has a tremendous impact on food intake behavior.
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Lifestyle factors… Most influential on food habits is physiological characteristics: Age Gender Body image State of health
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Cultural food habits… Remember, food functions vary culturally, and each group creates its own priorities.
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US – from food pyramid to food plate vard.edu/nutritions ource/what-should-y ou-eat/pyramid/
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Categorization of foods Cultural Superfoods : Prestige foods Body image foods Sympathetic magic foods Physiologic group foods
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Additional characterizations include… The frequency of food consumption The ways in which a culture traditionally prepares and seasons its foods The daily, weekly, and yearly use of food Changes in food functions that emerge during structural growth in a culture.
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Edible vs. Inedible Inedible foods Edible by animals, but not by me Edible by humans, but not by my kind Edible by me
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Examples Not acceptable in USA, but acceptable elsewhere: Giant snails, Horsemeat Bear paw
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Differences in cultures .com/watch?v=dn-HB rKdn-s&feature=rel ated
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Classification of foods Core foods : staples regularly included in a person’s diet Secondary core foods : foods that are widely but less frequently eaten. Peripheral foods: foods that are eaten only sporadically.
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Meals and Meal Cycles A meal is made up of certain elements: Proper order Proper time of day Who prepares the meal? Who eats the meal? And manners…
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Therapeutic Use of Foods America: 3 square meals a day Asia: Yin/Yang Middle Easterners: sufficient quantity Asian Indians: purity of body
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Quantity of Food Being overweight indicates well being in many cultures. In a survey of 58 cultures, it was found that 81% consider plumpness to be the female ideal (Raymond, 1986)
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Sympathetic Quality of Food Meat to build muscle Walnuts to increase brain power Red wine to improve blood
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Pluralism No single ethnic group is a majority. Study of culturally- based food habits needed to meet the needs of a rapidly changing population.
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“Melting Pot” versus “Tossed Salad” Not just separate ethnic and religious groups living in the same country, but a physical and spiritual blending of all cultures through exposure to a diversity of values, beliefs, and practices.
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