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Beyond the Market: Food Cultures Among the Poor

Event Type
Other
Sponsor
Health and Society Working Group and Chicago Area Food Studies Working Group
Location
Institute for the Humanities, Lower Level, Stevenson Hall, 701 South Morgan
Date
Oct 31, 2012   12:00 pm  
Speaker
Kelly Moore, Sociology, Loyola University Chicago
Cost
Free
Views
578
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What Americans should eat, and why they eat the way that they do, has remained a perennially important topic in political and public health debates in the U.S. since the beginning of the twentieth century. Contemporary social science research on the food habits of low-income people frequently concludes that the food habits of the poor are homogeneous, driven by biological appetite, and unhealthful.  The purported causes are understood to be a lack of grocery stores with healthful food in the immediate area ('food deserts'), and a lack of scientific information about what to eat. Join Professor Moore as she discusses these issues.

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