Presently, ideas about food are in flux from a variety of sources. Examples of this evolution include recognizing the importance of food on health by public health and medical professionals; changing consumer desires around the production methods and components of their food; a greater focus on injustices within the national food system; evolving knowledge of how the food system impacts the environment; and, shifting economic and technological realities that underpin where and how food is produced, distributed and sold.
These shifting ideas about food exist in contrast to the narrative of the highly functioning, industrialized, global food system that emerged in the second half of the 20th century. This edited volume fills a void by presenting a comprehensive and engaging coverage of the key issues at the intersection of public health, policy, and food. The Intersection of Food and Public Health is comprised of research that examines current problems in food studies and how various stakeholders are attempting to address problems in unique ways.
The book will be of interest to undergraduate and graduate students in a variety of disciplines, including public administration, public policy, public health, economics, political science, nutrition, dietetics, and food studies.
Table of Contents
SECTION I: WHERE THE PERSONAL INTERSECTS WITH PUBLIC POLICY
Chapter 1. Why You are What You Eat Matters When Eating School Lunch: A Personal Narrative, Angela L. Glover
SECTION II: UNDERSTANDING FOOD INSECURITY
Chapter 2. Child and Adult Food Insecurity in the United States, Joanne Christaldi and Diana Cuy Castellanos
Chapter 3. Unintended Consequences of Nutritional Assistance Programs: Children’s School Meal Participation and Adults’ Food Security, Teja Pristavec
Chapter 4. The Food Environment and Social Determinants of Food Insufficiency and Diet Quality in Rural Households, Christian King
Chapter 5. A Case Study of a Rural Food Desert, Emily Kohls
SECTION III: EXPLORING THE REGULATION OF FOOD
Chapter 6. When is Food (Not) Functional?, Courtney I. P. Thomas
Chapter 7. Chlorpyrifos Contamination across the Food System: Shifting Science, Regulatory Challenges, and Implications for Public Health, Bhavna Shamasunder
Chapter 8. On the Front-Lines in School Cafeterias: The Trials and Tribulations of Food Service Directors, A. Bryce Hoflund, John C. Jones, and Michelle Pautz
Chapter 9. GMO’s: An Examination of Issues Surrounding GMO regulations, Tania Calvao
SECTION IV: CONSIDERING LOCAL FOOD SYSTEMS
Chapter 10. From Industrial Food to Local Alternatives: A Cultural Food Shift and New Directions in Public Health, Alicia Andry
Chapter 11. An Idealized Conceptual Framework for Urban Food System Governance in Post-Industrial American Cities, John C. Jones
SECTION V: MISSING CONNECTIONS IN FOOD, NUTRITION, AND HEALTH POLICY
Chapter 12. Beyond "Good Nutrition": Ethical Implications of Public Health Nutrition Policy, Adele Hite
Chapter 13. Framing Food Within a Health Policy System: Health in All Policies, Sabrina Neeley
Chapter 14. Framing Food Within a Health Policy System: One Health, Sabrina Neeley
Chapter 15. Food Literacy: What Is It and Why Does It Matter?, Georgia Jones
SECTION VI: CHANGING FOOD AND HEALTH POLICY
Chapter 16. Towards a Just Food System, Anthony Starke and Megan McGuffey
Chapter 17. School Lunch Reform and the Problem with Obesity, Jennifer Geist Rutledge
Chapter 18. Leadership, Partnerships, and Civic Engagement: A Case Study of School Food Reform in California, Helena C. Lyson
Chapter 19. School Food Services Privatization, Carol Ebdon and Can Chen
Chapter 20. Thinking Beyond Food and Fiber: Public Dialogue and Group Discussion in the New Deal Department of Agriculture, Timothy J. Shaffer
A. Bryce Hoflund is an associate professor in the School of Public Administration at the University of Nebraska at Omaha.
John C. Jones is a doctoral candidate at the joint Urban Systems program hosted by Rutgers University and the New Jersey Institute of Technology.
Michelle Pautz is an associate professor of political science and director of the MPA program at the University of Dayton.