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 Anthropology of Food
Saturday, 28 March 2015, 12:54 (12:54 PM) CDT, day 087 of 2015
BBC Food
Wikipedia: Food | Food and drink | Food culture | Food history | Food Portal |
Wikipedia Categories: Food and Drink | History of Food and Drink | Historical Foods |
World Clock Cf.: Food Production and Animal Slaughter

Food and Drug Administration Wire
OWL logo, Online Writing Lab, Purdue University.
Sicilian ice-cream in a bread bun. A good solution to a local problem: the Mediterranean heat quickly melts the ice-cream, which is absorbed by the bread.
"Palermo, Sicily
A Fistful of Rice.
A Fistfull of Rice
Claire Kathleen Roufs eating first food at 5 months.
Claire Kathleen Roufs
Eating rat.
"Eating Rat At
The New Year
National Geographic
Desert People, boy eating "grub worm"
Desert People

and Health

see also
Nutritional Psychology
Sports Nutrition
Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)
Food: Global Issues
Food Security
Food and Religion
World Food Day
Food Waste
Nutrition Labels
Metabolic Syndrome

What to Eat ?

A Calorie Counter
[including nutrition facts]

[including calorie and nutrition facts, and "extras" summary]

 Nutrition label.

see also


Global Health > Nutrition and micronutrient deficiency
(Nutrition-Related Noncommunicable Diseases [NR-NCD])
Nutrition Eating disorders >
Anorexia nervosa
Binge eating
Bulimia nervosa
Orthorexia nervosa
Selective Eating Disorder (SED)
Trans Fat
Declaration for Healthy Food and Agriculture

In the News . . .


What to Eat ?

"Eat less of better food," Marion Nestle

". . . Rebalancing your consumption to achieve a plant-centered diet
will probably reduce your overall grocery bill" -- Mark Bittman


Michael Pollan

Food Rules: An Eater's Manual.
NY: Penguin, 2009.

In Defense of Food: An Eater's Manifesto.
NY: Penguin, 2008.

"Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants."

  • The whiter the bread, the sooner you'll be dead
  • Don't eat cereals that change the colour of milk
  • Avoid foods Grandma wouldn't recognise
  • If it came from a plant, eat it; if it was made in a plant, don't
  • Eat when you're hungry, not when you're bored
  • Eat your colours
  • Avoid long lists of ingredients
  • Avoid ingredients you don't recognise
  • Shop at the edges of the supermarket
  • Include some pre-digested foods
  • Don't overlook oily fish
  • Only eat foods that eventually rot
  • Avoid foods that are labelled 'low-fat
  • Eat slowly
  • Drink the spinach water
  • Only eat foods cooked by humans
  • Buy smaller plates and glasses
  • Eat like the French, Japanese, Italians or Greeks
  • Stop eating before you're full
  • Don't refuel at the petrol station
  • Try not to eat on your own
  • It's not food if it has the same name in all languages
  • Treat treats as treats
  • Finally, break the rules once in a while

"Don't eat cereals that change the colour of the milk: Unlikely but brilliantly simple rules that will transform the way you eat," Adapted by Claire Cohen from Food Rules: An Eater's Manual by Michael Pollan -- MailOnline (13 January 2010)

In Defense of Food, Michael Pollan.   Food Rules, by Michael Pollan.

Mark Bittman

Food Matters: A Guide to Conscious Eating.
NY: Simon & Schuster, 2009.

Eat More:
  • vegetables
  • fruits
  • legumes
  • whole grains
Eat Less:
  • meat
    • rely on meat for its flavor, not its heft
  • sugar
  • junk food
  • "overrefined carbohydrates"
  • fish is probably the best choice in animal foods
  • stay away from any processed food that has more than five ingredients

Food Matters: A Guide to Conscious Eating, by Mark Bittman.


Marion Nestle
 faculty profile, NYU
 Wikipedia Profile

What to Eat.
NY: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2006.
Blog and Website

. . . eat fewer calories, exercise more,
eat more fruits and vegetables, and less junk food

. . . learn to navigate through the supermarket aisles,
and stay away from the center aisles as much as possible

What to Eat, by Marion Nestle.


Jane Goodall

Harvest for Hope: A Guide to Mindful Eating.
NY: Wellness Cenral/Hachette, 2006.
  • Eat Local, Eat Seasonal
  • Celebrates restaurants and grocery stores that seek out locally grown produce
  • Support the Right Farmers
  • Talk to your grocer
  • Read labels carefully
  • Buy grass-fed animal products, or
  • Become vegetarians
  • Beware of Corn Syrup
  • Avoid Plastic Bottles
  • Changing the World: One Purchase, One Meal, One Bite at a Time

Harvest for Hope: A Guide to Mindful Eating, Jane Goodall.


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