Food habits and beliefs in transitional societies

Worsley, Anthony 1998, Food habits and beliefs in transitional societies, Asia Pacific journal of clinical nutrition, vol. 7, no. 3-4, pp. 287-292.

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Title Food habits and beliefs in transitional societies
Author(s) Worsley, AnthonyORCID iD for Worsley, Anthony orcid.org/0000-0002-4635-6059
Journal name Asia Pacific journal of clinical nutrition
Volume number 7
Issue number 3-4
Start page 287
End page 292
Total pages 6
Publisher HEC Press
Place of publication Wellington, Vic.
Publication date 1998
ISSN 0964-7058
Keyword(s) transitional societies
nutrition
food habits
Summary This paper discusses the concept of the nutrition transition in detail. It commences with an overview of societies which are recognised as being in transition. The economic foundations of the transition from traditional to modern (and post-modem societies) will be emphasised. This will be followed by an examination of the nutrition problems and food habits associated with transitional societies. The public health context of such nutritional problems will also be described. Comparisons will be made between the food beliefs and habits held , in traditional societies and those in transitional, modern and post-modern societies. It will be argued that nutritional and medical beliefs have come to play more extensive roles in non-traditional societies, most probably through the mass media. Changes in personal values associated with societal transition will be described in relation to the pursuit of luxury foods. Finally, some of the responses to the nutritional problems of transitional societies will be described. The essential roles of government and non-govemment organisations in moderating harmful effects of the global economy will be elucidated. It will be argued that the success of nutrition interventions such as food-based dietary guideline policies depend on the development of effective national and local social organisations.
Language eng
Field of Research 1111 Nutrition And Dietetics
HERDC Research category C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Copyright notice ©[1998, HEC Press]
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