'Hegemonic nutrition' is produced and proliferated by a wide variety of social institutions such as mainstream nutrition science, clinical nutrition as well as those less classically linked such as life science/agro-food companies, the media, family, education, religion and the law. The collective result is an approach to and practice of nutrition that alleges not only one single, clear-cut and consented-upon set of rules for 'healthy eating,' but also tacit criteria for determining individual fault, usually some combination of lack of education, motivation, and unwillingness to comply. Offering a collection of critical, interdisciplinary replies and responses to the matter of 'hegemonic nutrition' this book presents contributions from a wide variety of perspectives; nutrition professionals and lay people, academics and activists, adults and youth, indigenous, Chicana/o, Latina/o, Environmentalist, Feminist and more. The critical commentary collectively asks for a different, more attentive, and more holistic practice of nutrition. Most importantly, this volume demonstrates how this 'new' nutrition is actually already being performed in small ways across the American continent.
In doing so, the volume empowers diverse knowledges, histories, and practices of nutrition that have been marginalized, re-casts the objectives of dietary intervention, and most broadly, attempts to revolutionize the way that nutrition is done.
Contents: Introduction, Allison and Jessica Hayes-Conroy; Food justice and nutrition: a conversation with Navina Khanna and Hank Herrera, Alison Hope Alkon; Our plates are full: Black women and the weight of being strong, Tamara Beauboeuf-Lafontant; Other womena (TM)s gardens: radical homemaking and public performance of the politics of feeding, Kirsten Valentine Cadieux; Ancient dietary wisdom for tomorrowa (TM)s children, Sally Fallon Morell; Nutritional and cultural transitions in Alaska native food systems: legacies of colonialism, contested innovation, and rural-urban linkages, David V Fazzino II and Philip A. Loring; Counseling the whole person, Laura Frank; Doing veganism differently: racialized trauma and the personal journey towards vegan healing, A. Breeze Harper; Traditional knowledge and the other in alternative dietary advice, Edmund M. Harris; Feminist nutrition: difference, decolonization, and dietary change, Allison and Jessica Hayes-Conroy; Nutrition isa |, Laura Newcomer; Another way of doing health: lessons from the Zapatista autonomous communities in Chiapas, Mexico, Chris Rodriguez; Food, community and power from a historical perspective: keys to understanding death by a "lethargya (TM) in Santa Maria del Antigua del Darien, Gregorio Saldarriaga; The nutricentric consumer, Gyorgy Scrinis; Should we fix food deserts?: the politics and practice of mapping food access, Jerry Shannon; Mobilizing caring citizenship and Jamie Olivera (TM)s food revolution, Heidi Zimmerman; Concluding questions; Index.