IDS 211 Exam 1 Notes
August 30, 2016
Hungry Planet: What the world eats
People eat a wide variety of different things.
We are general omnivores. Wide variety of food systems.
The Psychology of eating
What you are used to becomes the norm
o Size of food
Compare and contrast the roles that food plays in our lives using Anna Stoessinger and Rob Rhinehart/Soylent as examples, as
well as the early food reformers and the American public whom they were attempting to reform.
Similarities: Food ha
Excessive eating of meats
and sweets clashed with
Stimulation of carnal
appetites and animal
passions were the root of
These poor eating habits of the 18th thru early
20th c. gave rise to the
Whats the same about the way humans and
other animals eat?
Whats different about the way humans eat
as compared to other animals?
Why we eat what we eat
Common to all humans:
Innate drivers of eating
Sweet - Present at birth
What did the early immigrants find
when they came to the New World?
Native American diets were highly varied
Little evidence of deficiency diseases
Estimated intake from ~2,000 different plants