Presentation on theme: "Nutrition and Globalization Impact on Nutrition. Developing Countries Increasing food trade reduces food insecurity –Decrease in malnutrition by 40 million."— Presentation transcript:
Developing Countries Increasing food trade reduces food insecurity –Decrease in malnutrition by 40 million people in the 90s Major shift in nutrition problems Traditional diets are being replaced with Western diets. –Increasing incidence of obesity and chronic diseases Pinstrup-Anderson and Babinard, 2001
Acculturation to America Does acculturation make us sick? A study in the JADA (2010) found that as Latinos assimilated into mainstream America, dietary quality deteriorated.
What is American Food? Few things originated in America –Blueberries, sunflowers, cranberries, pecans –Passenger pigeon –Breakfast cereals Europe, Africa, Asia, South America, Mesoamerica –Bagel –Pasta –French fries –Hot dogs –Ice Cream
Today food and people from around the world influence each other. Food changes people as much as people change food. Bugs for Breakfast, Learning Seed (2001) Globalization exposes millions to a variety of new foods. We assume that "ethnic food" is a part of our dietary mix, but during World War I, immigrants were urged to give up their favorite foods and eat a "healthy American diet."
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