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Department
Kinesiology & Health Science
Course
KINE 1000
Professor
Hernan Humana
Semester
Fall

Description
KINE 1000 FALL TERM Space, Place, and Health: Food Deserts Food as Personal (Identity)  Food and our bodies  Food and identity ­ ‘FOODIE’ ­ Healthy or unhealthy ­ Educated or uneducated ­ Gender ­ Responsible or irresponsible  Food as memory Food as a political statement  Food and judgment ­ ‘Guilty pleasure’ Food as cultural meanings  Holidays, celebrations Food waste  We are wasting too much food! Food consumption  Consumption – both literal food consumption and also consumerism Food deserts:  Definition: ­ Neighborhood in which healthy food is expensive and or difficult to find Urban food deserts  Definition: ­ Areas of cities with relatively poor access to healthy and affordable food ­ Cause: suburbanization of food outlets – food places moving into busy cities Food security  When all people at all times have access to sufficient, safe, nutritious food to maintain a healthy active life  Both physical and economic access to food that meets people’s dietary needs as well as their food preferences  Food insecurity: absence of food security Three pillars of food security (availability, access, use)  Food availability ­ Sufficient quantities of food, consistently available
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