Food and Culture

ISBN-10: 049511541X
ISBN-13: 9780495115410
Edition: 5th 2008
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Description: FOOD AND CULTURE is the market-leading text for the cultural foods courses, providing information on the health, culture, food, and nutrition habits of the most common ethnic and racial groups living in the United States. It is designed to help  More...

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Book details

List price: $235.95
Edition: 5th
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Wadsworth
Publication date: 6/27/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 576
Size: 8.25" wide x 10.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.288
Language: English

FOOD AND CULTURE is the market-leading text for the cultural foods courses, providing information on the health, culture, food, and nutrition habits of the most common ethnic and racial groups living in the United States. It is designed to help health professionals, chefs, and others in the food service industry learn to work effectively with members of different ethnic and religious groups in a culturally sensitive manner. Authors Pamela Goyan Kittler and Kathryn P. Sucher include comprehensive coverage of key ethnic, religious, and regional groups, including Native Americans, Europeans, Africans, Mexicans and Central Americans, Caribbean Islanders, South Americans, Chinese, Japanese, Koreans, Southeast Asians, Pacific Islanders, Greeks, Middle Easterners, Asian Indians, and regional Americans.

Pamela Goyan Kittler has an MS in Nutritional Science from San Jose State University with an emphasis in nutrition education and currently works as a cultural nutritionist. She is the author of three undergraduate textbooks, has published numerous articles in professional journals and newsletters, and frequently presents lectures and workshops on topics of food and culture.

Dr. Sucher received her bachelor's and master's degrees from the University of California and her ScD from Boston University Medical Center in Nutritional Science. She recently retired from San Jose State University, where she taught medical nutrition therapy and was the dietetic internship director for 20 years. in addition to her research interest in nutrition therapy, she is also a recognized authority on how diet, health, and disease are affected by culture/ethnicity and religion. Dr. Sucher has published newsletters, numerous articles, and textbooks on this subject. She is also the coauthor of Nutrition Therapy and Pathophysiology, 3e (Cengage Learning 2016) and Food and Culture, 6e (Cengage Learning 2012).

Food and Culture
What is Food?
The Omnivore's Paradox
Self-Identity
Symbolic Use of Food
Cultural Identity
What is Culture?
The Acculturation Process
Acculturation of Food Habits
Cultural Food Habits
Core and Complementary Foods Model
Flavor Principles
Meal Patterns and Meal Cycles
Developmental Perspective of Food Culture
Individual Food Habits
Food Availability
Edible or Inedible?
Consumer Food Choice Model
Nutrition and Food Habits
The Need for Cultural Competency
Intercultural Nutrition
The American Paradox
Traditional Health Beliefs and Practices
Worldview
Cultural Outlook
Biomedical Worldview
What is Health?
Cultural Definitions of Health
Health Maintenance
Disease, Illness, and Sickness
Cultural Definitions of Disease, Illness, and Sickness
Healing Practices
Pluralistic Health Care Systems
Medical Pluralism
Biomedical Healing
Intercultural Communication
The Intercultural Challenge
Intercultural Communication Concepts
Verbal Communication
Nonverbal Communication
Role of Communication in Health Care
Interaction between Provider and Client
Responsibilities of the Health Care Provider
Successful Intercultural Communication
Intercultural Communication Skills
Intercultural Counseling
Intercultural Nutrition Assessment
Intercultural Nutrition Education
Culturally Relevant Program Preparation
Implementation Strategies
Food and Religion
Western Religions
Judaism
Christianity
Islam
Eastern Religions
Hinduism
Buddhism
Native Americans
Cultural Perspective
History of Native Americans
Worldview
Traditional Food Habits
Ingredients and Common Foods
Meal Composition and Cycle
Role of Food in Native American Culture and Etiquette
Therapeutic Uses of Food
Contemporary Food Habits
Adaptation of Food Habits
Nutritional Status
Northern and Southern Europeans
Northern Europeans
Cultural Perspective
History of Northern Europeans in the United States
Worldview
Traditional Food Habits
Ingredients and Common Foods
Meal Composition and Cycle
Contemporary Food Habits in the United States
Adaptations of Food Habits
Nutritional Status
Southern Europeans
Cultural Perspective
History of Southern Europeans in the United States
Worldview
Traditional Food Habits
Ingredients and Common Foods
Meal Composition and Cycle
Therapeutic Uses of Food
Contemporary Food Habits in the United States
Adaptations of Food Habits
Nutritional Status
Central Europeans, People of the Former Soviet Union, and Scandinavians
Central Europeans and the People of the FSU
Cultural Perspective
History of Central Europeans and Russians in the United States
Worldview
Traditional Food Habits
Ingredients and Common Foods: Staples and Regional Variations
Meal Composition and Cycle
Contemporary Food Habits in the United States
Adaptations of Food Habits
Nutritional Status
Scandinavians
Cultural Perspective
History of Scandinavians in the United States
Worldview
Traditional Food Habits
Ingredients and Common Foods: Staples and Regional Variations
Meal Composition and Cycle
Contemporary Food Habits in the United States
Adaptations of Food Habits
Nutritional Status
Africans
Cultural Perspective
History of Africans in the United States
Worldview
Traditional Food Habits
Ingredients and Common Foods
Meal Composition and Cycle
Role of Food in African-American Society and Etiquette
Therapeutic Uses of Food
Contemporary Food Habits in the United States
Adaptations of Food Habits
Nutritional Status
Mexicans and Central Americans
Mexicans
Cultural Perspective
History of Mexicans in the United States
Worldview
Traditional Food Habits
Ingredients and Common Foods
Meal Composition and Cycle
Role of Food and Etiquette in Mexican Society
Therapeutic Uses of Food
Contemporary Food Habits in the United States
Adaptations of Food Habits
Nutritional Status
Central Americans
Cultural Perspective
History of Central Americans in the United States
Worldview
Traditional Food Habits
Ingredients and Common Foods
Meal Composition and Cycle
Etiquette
Therapeutic Uses of Foods
Contemporary Food Habits in the United States
Adaptations of Food Habits
Nutritional Status
Caribbean Islanders and South Americans
Caribbean Islanders
Cultural Perspective
History of Caribbean Islanders in the United States
Worldview
Traditional Food Habits
Ingredients and Common Foods
Meal Composition and Cycle
Therapeutic Uses of Food
Contemporary Food Habits in the United States
Adaptations of Food Habits
Nutritional Status
South Americans
Cultural Perspective
History of South Americans in the United States
Worldview
Traditional Food Habits
Ingredients and Common Foods
Meal Composition and Cycle
Contemporary Food Habits in the United States
Adaptations of Food Habits
Nutritional Status
East Asians
Chinese
Cultural Perspective
History of Chinese in the United States
Worldview
Traditional Food Habits
Ingredients and Common Foods
Meal Composition and Cycle
Therapeutic Uses of Food
Contemporary Food Habits in the United States
Adaptations of Food Habits
Nutritional Status
Japanese
Cultural Perspective
History of Japanese in the United States
Worldview
Traditional Food Habits
Ingredients and Common Foods
Meal Composition and Cycle
Therapeutic Uses of Food
Contemporary Food Habits in the United States
Adaptations of Food Habits
Nutritional Status
Koreans
Cultural Perspective
History of Koreans in the United States
Worldview
Traditional Food Habits
Ingredients and Common Foods
Meal Composition and Cycle
Therapeutic Uses of Food
Contemporary Food Habits in the United States
Adaptations of Food Habits
Nutritional Status
Southeast Asians and Pacific Islanders
Southeast Asians
Cultural Perspective
History of Southeast Asians in the United States
Worldview
Traditional Food Habits
Ingredients and Common Foods: Staples and Regional Variations
Meal Composition and Cycle
Therapeutic Uses of Food
Contemporary Food Habits in the United States
Adaptations of Food Habits
Nutritional Status
Pacific Islanders
Cultural Perspective
History of Pacific Islanders in the United States
Worldview
Traditional Food Habits
Ingredients and Common Foods: Staples
Meal Composition and Cycle
Role of Food
Therapeutic Uses of Foods
Contemporary Food Habits in the United States
Adaptations of Food Habits
Nutritional Status
People of the Balkans and the Middle East
Cultural Perspective
History of People of the Balkans and Middle East in the United States
Current Demographics and Socioeconomic Status
Worldview
Traditional Food Habits
Ingredients and Common Foods
Meal Composition and Cycle
Contemporary Food Habits in the United States
Adaptations of Food Habits
Nutritional Status
South Asians
Cultural Perspective
History of Asian Indians and Pakistanis in the United States
Worldview
Traditional Food Habits
Ingredients and Common Foods
Meal Composition and Cycle
Role of Food in Indian Society and Etiquette
Therapeutic Uses of Food
Contemporary Food Habits in the United States
Adaptations of Food Habits
Nutritional Status
Regional Americans
American Regional Food Habits
What Is Regional Fare?
Regional Divisions
The Northeast
Regional Profile
Traditional Fare
Health Concerns
The Midwest
Regional Profile
Traditional Fare
Health Concerns
The South
Regional Profile
Traditional Fare
Health Concerns
The West
Regional Profile
Traditional Fare
Health Concerns
Glossary of Ethnic Ingredients
Resources
Index

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