Food policy

Food policy

Food for profit: learning at the supermarket

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Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
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Paper
Author: 
Connie Clement
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Vol 8, No.2
Publisher: 
Women Healthsharing
Publication Date: 
1987
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

This article shows how to turn the supermarket into a classroom. Introduces the supermarket tour, a tool to help consumers understand the global food system while walking through a supermarket. 

 

There is a public health crisis – it’s not fat on the body but fat in the mind and the fat of profits

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English
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Online
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Susie Orbach
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Volume 35, Issue 1, pp. 67-69
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International Journal of Epidemiology
Publication Date: 
February 2006

The author of Fat is a Feminist Issue argues that the way obesity is being framed as a crisis or an epidemic is stigmatizing overweight people and adding dangerously to disordered eating, which is itself a serious public health emergency.

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Includes bibliographical references. doi: 10.1093/ije/dyi256

Unite Here: Real Food, Real Jobs

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NGO - Non Government Organization
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English
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Advocacy

An organization of food service workers in the US who want to cook and serve ‘real food’ – with local, fresh, sustainable ingredients – not processed and frozen products.

Email Address: 
http://www.realfoodrealjobs.org/contact-us/

The fat of the land: do agricultural subsidies foster poor health?

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English
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Online
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Scott Fields
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Volume 112, Number 14
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Environmental Health Perspectives
Publication Date: 
2004

Discusses the possible effects of farm subsidies on unhealthy food produced in the U.S. and argues for more subsidies for fruit and vegetable growers to encourage healthier eating.

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The Yale Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity

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English
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Advocacy
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Policy development
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A non-profit research and public policy organization devoted to improving the world’s diet, preventing obesity, and reducing weight stigma. Builds broad-based consensus to change diet and activity patterns, while holding industry and government agencies responsible for safeguarding public health. Serves as a leading research institution and clearinghouse for resources that add to understanding of the complex forces affecting how we eat, how we stigmatize overweight and obese people, and how we can change.

Primary Telephone: 
203-432-6700
Email Address: 
rudd.center@yale.edu
Fax Number: 
203-432-9674
Street Address: 
Yale University
Addt'l Street Address: 
PO Box 208369
City: 
New Haven
Province: 
Connecticut
Postal/ZIP Code: 
06520-8369
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USA

The perils of ignoring history: Big Tobacco played dirty and millions died. How similar is Big Food?

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English
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Online
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Kelly Brownell
Kenneth Warner
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Volume 87, Number 1, pp. 259-294
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The Milbank Quarterly,
Publication Date: 
2009

Compares how both the tobacco and food industries influence public opinion, legislation and regulation, litigation, and the conduct of science. Argues for better standards that are not regulated by the food industry itself.

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Includes bibliographical references.

Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

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Governmental Body
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English
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Advocacy
Policy development
Research

Works to achieve food security for all - to make sure people have regular access to enough high-quality food to lead active, healthy lives. FAO's mandate is to raise levels of nutrition, improve agricultural productivity, better the lives of rural populations and contribute to the growth of the world economy.

Primary Telephone: 
(+39) 06 57051
Email Address: 
FAO-HQ@fao.org
Fax Number: 
(+39) 06 570 53152
Street Address: 
Viale delle Terme di Caracalla
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00153 Rome
Country: 
Italy

Food Research and Action Centre

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NGO - Non Government Organization
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English
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Advocacy

National nonprofit organization working to improve public policies and public-private partnerships to eradicate hunger and undernutrition in the United States. Works with hundreds of national, state and local nonprofit organizations, public agencies, corporations and labor organizations to address hunger, food insecurity, and their root cause, poverty. 

Primary Telephone: 
202-986-2200
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Fax Number: 
202-986-2525
Street Address: 
1875 Connecticut Avenue NW, Suite 540
City: 
Washington
Province: 
DC
Postal/ZIP Code: 
20009
Country: 
USA

There is a public health crisis—it’s not fat on the body but fat in the mind and the fat of profits

Text Size: Normal / Medium / Large
Resource Language: 
English
Media Type: 
Online
Author: 
Susie Orbach
Edition: 
Volume 35, Issue 1, pp. 67-69
Publisher: 
International Journal of Epidemiology
Publication Date: 
2005

The author of Fat is a Feminist Issue argues that the way obesity is being framed as a “crisis” or “epidemic” is stigmatizing overweight people and adding dangerously to disordered eating, which itself is a serious public health emergency. 

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Visit their website to read online and to download.
Notes: 
Includes bibliographical references.

Unite Here: Real Food, Real Jobs

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NGO - Non Government Organization
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English
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Community education/development
Advocacy

An organization of food service workers in the USA who want to cook and serve “real food”—with local, fresh, sustainable ingredients—not processed and frozen products. Their goal is “to change a food system that leaves our fellow food workers living in poverty, lacking access to healthy food for their families and at the highest risk for diet-related diseases.”

Email Address: 
http://www.realfoodrealjobs.org/contact-us/
Country: 
USA
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