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Week 2 Notes ANTH 3541
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Anthropology of Eating Week 2 82515 Intro to TAs Background of professor 0 Lots of traveling didn t originally study Anthropology 0 Worked With communities fighting for the rights to their own land 0 Wounaan ontology related to animals 0 naveling Transferring of animals abilities through newbom s bellybuttons 0 Oral Traditions 0 Food integrated in all decisions in everyday life Human Nutrition 0 Define human nutrition 0 Examine unexpected examples of nutrition 0 In an evolutionary perspective 0 In its relationship to policies 0 Define nutritionism and see how it relates to nutrition Definition of nutrition 0 Science of practice of taking in or using foods Nutrients Macronutrients 0 Nutrients usually required in large quantities o Carbohydrates Mainly sugars and starches 0 Proteins Amino acids beans meats dairy o Fats Energy butter Micronutrients 0 Nutrients required in small quantities including vitamins and minerals and water Examples 0 Paleolithic Diet Not high in carbohydrates or fats 0 High in fiber and protein Better when lifelong practice instead of suddenly adopted People were taller leaner and stronger Humans have evolved and adapted from that time September 2014 National Geographic story on evolution of diet and Paleolithic eating 0 The Tall and the Short of It 0 European men now taller than American I Tallest in the world are the Dutch 0 Because of better healthcare 0 O O O Nutritionism o In Defense of Food 0 1977 Senate Select Meeting on Nutrition I We re rarely told to eat less often told to change eating habits I Original mandate reduce consumption of meat changed to Choose meats poultry and fish that will reduce saturatedfat intake 0 Ideology that key to understanding food is the nutrients o No longer about pleasure or culture Idea of food now about maintaining and promoting our bodily health Scientifization reductionism of how we view our food Cereal is the dog food of the human world Focuses on food as energy Trouble making qualitative distinctions between foods Susceptible to food fads and industry recommendations 0 Less emphasis on whole foods 000000 0 Change of Food Pyramid over years 0 Now a plate I Unspecific in size very vague proportions 0 Reduction of food variety 82715 Pollan s Suggestions for Healthier Living 1 Eat food don t eat anything your greatgreatgrandmother wouldn t recognize 2 Avoid food products bearing health claims 3 Avoid food products containing unfamiliar unpronounceable ingredients 4 Get out of the supermarket and into a farmer s market 5 Pay more eat less 6 Eat mostly plants especially leaves 7 Eat more like someone from outside the US 8 Cook 9 Eat like an omnivore Eat diverse foods 0 The cost of good food makes it difficult for less financially welloff people to eat well Human Nutrition 0 Defined human nutrition as the science or practice of taking in or eating foods 0 Talked about unexpected examples of nutrition 0 Defined nutritionism as ideology that nutrition is key to understanding food Human Nutrition 2 0 Review nutrition labels and what they mean 0 Examine nutrition and ingredients on labels Nutrition details from Bittman reading when looking at a nutrition label 0 Calorie unit of energy 0 Check out calories per unit weight e g o Broiled rib eye steak 205 calories 100 grams 0 Broccoli 34 calories 100 grams 0 Caloric density caloriesweight of food 0 Serving size is not realistic 0 eat less nutrients less fat cholesterol and salt 0 Disparity between total carbohydrates and sugar extra is generally corn syrup 0 Doesn t have to be counted as sugar 0 Eat more nutrients Vitamins AampC Calcium Iron 0 Footnotes based on 2000 calorie diet 0 Ingredients listed from highest to lowest percentage The Inuit Paradox o How can people who gorge on fat and rarely see a vegetable be healthier than us 0 Lots of fish and hunting other sources for necessary nutrients 0 Eating high fat but also high protein things 0 They get their fat from wild animals which therefore is healthier 0 You truthfully can t separate the way we get our food from the way we live
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