publication . Doctoral thesis . 2013

Ecological Nutrition: Redefining Healthy Food in Health Care

Klein, Kendra C.;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Jan 2013
  • Publisher: eScholarship, University of California
  • Country: United States
Within what can be called the healthy food in health care (HFHC) movement, a growing coalition of actors are leveraging scientific data on the environmental health impacts of the conventional, industrial food system to inspire and legitimize a range of health care initiatives aligned with alternative agrifood ideals. They are shifting the definition of food-related health from a nutritionism model, eating the right balance of nutrients and food groups, to what I call an ecological nutrition model, examining the public health impacts of social, economic, and environmental factors related to the entire agrifood system. This represents potentially powerful new alli...
free text keywords: Nutrition, Environmental studies, Geography, alternative food movements, ecology, farm to hospital, farm to institution, nutrition, values-based supply chain
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