March 22, 2013.
Food, Environment & the Body
State/Institution-Focused Food Activism: community discussion about institutional change..
“Local Food Plus Cettified” UofT worker conditions point, has made a policy change. UofT
policy change, started in class made change.. institution change in the policy @ school board
level… food activism (ethical), state focused everyone benefits. If your making changes in your
day to day food practices organic and local.
Problem: Anorexic/Bulimic viewed as an illness and influenced by diet culture…
Obesity/Overweight: lack of self-control.
Personal Responsibility: anorexic: little responsibility .. and overweight viewed as personal
responsibility their fault
Solution: medical intervention vs. lifestyle change
Race & Class Stereotype & Moralization:
Ethnic and racial minorities are portrayed as uneducated in need of education, viewed from elite
upper class. Typical ethnic and food culture promote overweight, need to be educated
(moralization) elite classes are in a position because they know best, teach the poor to eat better.
Men vs. Women: Men more Obese
Rural: more Obese:
Lower Income more obese:
Today more obese than previous generation:
Food = Masculinity indulgence & Feminine Restraint
Idea that women is to restrain yourself, metaphor sexua