Children s Food Practices in Families and Institutions

Author: Samantha Punch
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317985958
Format: PDF, ePub
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This book brings together recent UK studies into children’s experiences and practices around food in a range of contexts, linking these to current policy and practice perspectives. It reveals that food works not only on a material level as sustenance but also on a symbolic level as something that can stand for thoughts, feelings, and relationships. The three broad contexts of schools, families and care (residential homes and foster care) are explored to show the ways in which both children and adults use food. Food is used as a means by which adults care for children and is also something through which adults manage their own feelings and relationships to each other which in turn impact on children’s experiences. The book examines the power of food in our daily lives and the way in which it can be used as a medium by individuals to exert power and resistance, establish collective identities and notions of the self and to express moralities about notions of 'proper' family routines and 'good' and 'healthy' lifestyle choices. It identifies inter-generational and intra-generational differences and commonalities in regard to the uses of and experiences around food across a range of studies conducted with children and young people. This book was published as a special issue of Children's Geographies.

Food and Communication

Author: Mark McWilliams
Publisher: Oxford Symposium
ISBN: 1909248495
Format: PDF, ePub
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The papers explored the use of food and cookery to explore the past and the exotic, and food in corporations.

Children Health and Well being

Author: Geraldine Brady
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1119069513
Format: PDF, ePub
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"The book furthers theoretical understandings of the sociology of children's health and illness and encourages productive debate amongst a wide audience, including academics, policy makers, and health-care professionals"--

Children Food and Identity in Everyday Life

Author: A. James
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 0230244971
Format: PDF, ePub
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This book explores the significance of food practices for childhood identities, from early babyhood to middle childhood and teenage years. It examines how children and families negotiate food and eating practices; what influence the media has on these; the role institutions play; and how far class and ethnicity shape the food that children eat.

The Practice of the Meal

Author: Benedetta Cappellini
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317595645
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Reflecting a growing interest in consumption practices, and particularly relating to food, this cross disciplinary volume brings together diverse perspectives on our (often taken for granted) domestic mealtimes. By unpacking the meal as a set of practices - acquisition, appropriation, appreciation and disposal - it shows the role of the market in such processes by looking at how consumers make sense of marketplace discourses, whether this is how brand discourses influence shopping habits, or how consumers interact with the various spaces of the market. Revealing food consumption through both material and symbolic aspects, and the role that marketplace institutions, discourses and places play in shaping, perpetuating or transforming them, this holistic approach reveals how consumer practices of ‘the meal’, and the attendant meaning-making processes which surround them, are shaped. This wide-ranging collection will be of great interest to a wide range of scholars interested in marketing, consumer behaviour and food studies, as well as the sociology of both families and food.

Nutrition in institutions

Author: Maria Cross
Publisher: Blackwell Pub
ISBN: 9781405121255
Format: PDF, ePub
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The importance of good nutrition for individual health and well-being is widely recognized, yet for a significant number of people who rely on institutions for food and nutrition, this importance has not always been a primary consideration. People, therefore, may find themselves consuming food they would not ordinarily choose to eat, with, in some cases, restricted choices precluding individual preferences and compromising health. In recent years, there have been major advances in the quality of catering in some areas, particularly schools. Other institutions which have not been thrust into the media spotlight have fared less well in terms of policy drive and commitment. This insightful new book looks in detail at five institutions: schools, hospitals, care homes for the elderly, prisons and the armed forces. As well as providing a fascinating history of the provision of food in each institution, each section considers: current policy and standards and their implementation adequacy of food provided with regard to the health status and dietary requirements of the people in the care of each institution efficiency of catering organization and issues relating to contract tendering, expenditure and procurement A broad spectrum of further relevant issues is also covered, including the meaning of food to those in institutions and determinants of choice.

THE WORLD of MENTAL HEALTH

Author: Gabriel G. Feldmar
Publisher: WestBow Press
ISBN: 1449787835
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“Dr. Feldmar’s book is jam-packed with interesting information. You will get a basic understanding of how and why we, and the people around us, behave the way we do. A must-have book for any personal library.” - Louis Puglisi, MA “I found Dr. Feldmar’s book to be very informative. He cuts through the professional jargon, and makes it easily understandable for the lay person. It is an invaluable reference book for every household.” - Gabor Kovacs, MD, FACS “After reading Dr. Feldmar’s book, I feel it should be mandatory reading for all parents. In a world of confusion about psychological labels, this book gives the reader a clear understanding of the problems and conditions we all face. For those of us dealing with people under stress at work or home, this book is a valuable tool.” - Edward M. Portnoy, DMD “As a health care professional, I know it is important for patients and their families to become educated consumers in recognizing and dealing with abnormal psychological or psychiatric conditions. With the assistance of Dr. Feldmar’s comprehensive and easy-to-read book, individuals will hopefully seek professional treatment sooner and be willing to partner with their health care providers to achieve a more successful outcome.” - Roberta Kiel, RN, MPH

A Companion to Families in the Greek and Roman Worlds

Author: Beryl Rawson
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781444390759
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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A Companion to Families in the Greek and Roman Worlds draws from both established and current scholarship to offer a broad overview of the field, engage in contemporary debates, and pose stimulating questions about future development in the study of families. Provides up-to-date research on family structure from archaeology, art, social, cultural, and economic history Includes contributions from established and rising international scholars Features illustrations of families, children, slaves, and ritual life, along with maps and diagrams of sites and dwellings Honorable Mention for 2011 Single Volume Reference/Humanities & Social Sciences PROSE award granted by the Association of American Publishers

The Italian Home for Children

Author: Christopher F. Small
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
ISBN: 9780738538273
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As it ravaged the world, the influenza epidemic of 1918 devastated Boston's congested North End and left hundreds of orphans in its wake. Touched by this crisis, a Roman Catholic priest and a group of Italian Americans founded the first home for Italian children in Massachusetts. Franciscan Sisters devoted 24 hours a day to providing the children with a safe, loving, and spiritual environment. In addition, the home provided educational support for its residents. Over time, the changing needs of children mandated that the agency change the nature of its services from custodial care to treatment. In 1974, in response to the changing political and social climate, the agency became the Italian Home for Children. Today, it is a nonprofit, nonsectarian residential treatment facility with a capacity for 61 children of all races, nationalities, and religions. The images in The Italian Home for Children document milestones in the organization's history: the devastating influenza epidemic, the Missionary Franciscan Sisters of the Immaculate Conception, Christmas plays, a visit from Joe DiMaggio, trips to Canobie Lake Park in the summer, the Tony Martin benefit performance at Boston Garden, and the home as it is today--a refuge for children in the most severe crises.