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Food Health

Nutrition, Technology, and Public Health

Edited by Janet Chrzan and John Brett

241 pages, 8 illus., bibliog., index

ISBN  978-1-78533-291-3 $130.00/£92.00 Hb Published (February 2017)

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Published in Association with the Society for the Anthropology of Food and Nutrition (SAFN) and in Collaboration with Rachel Black and Leslie Carlin

Nutritional Anthropology and public health research and programming have employed similar methodologies for decades; many anthropologists are public health practitioners while many public health practitioners have been trained as medical or biological anthropologists. Recognizing such professional connections, this volume provides in-depth analysis and comprehensive review of methods necessary to design, plan, implement and analyze public health programming using anthropological best practices. To illustrates the rationale for use of particular methods, each chapter elaborates a case study from the author's own work, showing why particular methods were adopted in each case.

Janet Chrzan is Adjunct Assistant Professor in the School of Nursing at the University of Pennsylvania. Her research explores the connections between social activities, dietary intake and maternal and child health outcomes.

John Brett is Associate Professor in the Department of Anthropology, University of Colorado Denver with a research focus on global and local food systems, food security and food justice.

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Series: Volume 3, Research Methods for Anthropological Studies of Food and Nutrition
Subject: General Anthropology Food & Nutrition
Area:

LC: GN407 .F67 2017

BISAC: SOC020000 SOCIAL SCIENCE/Minority Studies; SOC055000 SOCIAL SCIENCE/Agriculture & Food; SOC019000 SOCIAL SCIENCE/Methodology

BIC: JFCV Food & society; JHM Anthropology




Contents

INTRODUCTION AND RESEARCH ETHICS

Introduction
Janet Chrzan

Research Ethics in Food Studies
Sharon Devine and John Brett

PART I: PUBLIC HEALTH AND NUTRITION

Chapter 1. Introduction to Public Health Nutrition Methods
Ellen Messer

Chapter 2. Identifying and using indicators to assess program effectiveness: Food intake, biomarkers, and nutritional evaluation
Alyson Young and Meredith Marten

Chapter 3. Ethnography as a Tool for Formative Research and Evaluation
Gretel Pelto

Chapter 4. Methods for Community Health Involvement
David Himelgreen, Sara Arias Steele, and Nancy Romero-Daza

Chapter 5. Understanding Famine and Severe Food Emergencies
Miriam Chaiken

Chapter 6. Food Activism: Researching Engagement, Engaging Research
Joan Gross

Chapter 7. Food Praxis as Method
Penny Van Esterik

PART II: TECHNOLOGY AND ANALYSIS

Chapter 8. Using technology and measurement tools in nutritional anthropology of food studies
John Brett

Chapter 9. Mapping Food and Nutrition Landscapes: GIS Methods for Nutritional Anthropology
Barry Brenton

Chapter 10. Photo-Video Voice
Helen Vallianatos

Chapter 11. Digital Storytelling: Using First-Person Videos about Food in Research and Advocacy
Marty Otanez

Chapter 12. Accessing and Using Secondary Quantitative Data from the Internet
James Wilson and Kristen Borre

Chapter 13. Using Secondary Data in Nutritional Anthropology Research:  Enhancing Ethnographic and Formative Research
Kristen Borre and James Wilson

Chapter 14. Designing food insecurity scales from the ground up: An introduction and working example of building and testing food insecurity scales in anthropological research
Craig Hadley and Lesley Jo Weaver

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