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  Subjects -> NUTRITION AND DIETETICS (Total: 201 journals)
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American Journal of Clinical Nutrition     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 181)
Clinical Nutrition     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 95)
British Journal Of Nutrition     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 92)
International Journal of Sport Nutrition & Exercise Metabolism     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 90)
European Journal of Clinical Nutrition     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 75)
Advances in Food and Nutrition Research     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 66)
Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 62)
Food Science & Nutrition     Open Access   (Followers: 61)
Advances in Nutrition     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 60)
International Journal of Obesity     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 57)
American Journal of Food and Nutrition     Open Access   (Followers: 53)
Journal of Human Nutrition and Dietetics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 52)
Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition (JPGN)     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 51)
Annals of Nutrition and Metabolism     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 49)
Nutrition in Clinical Practice     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 46)
Journal of Nutrition     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 40)
Obesity     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 40)
Annual Review of Nutrition     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 39)
Diabetes, Metabolic Syndrome and Obesity     Open Access   (Followers: 39)
Nutrition Reviews     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 39)
Food & Nutrition Research     Open Access   (Followers: 36)
European Journal of Nutrition     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 35)
Journal of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 35)
International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity     Open Access   (Followers: 33)
Nutrition & Dietetics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 32)
Journal of Renal Nutrition     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 31)
Journal of Nutrition, Health and Aging     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 31)
Public Health Nutrition     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 29)
Current Nutrition & Food Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 26)
Clinical Nutrition ESPEN     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 25)
Current Opinion in Clinical Nutrition & Metabolic Care     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 24)
Childhood Obesity     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 24)
Appetite     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 23)
Comparative Exercise Physiology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 23)
Eating and Weight Disorders - Studies on Anorexia, Bulimia and Obesity     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 23)
International Journal of Nutrition and Metabolism     Open Access   (Followers: 23)
International Journal of Eating Disorders     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 22)
Advances in Eating Disorders : Theory, Research and Practice     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 22)
International Journal of Food Safety, Nutrition and Public Health     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 21)
Journal of Obesity     Open Access   (Followers: 21)
Nutrition     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 20)
Nutrition Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 20)
American Journal of Botany     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 20)
Topics in Clinical Nutrition     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 20)
Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 19)
Nutrition & Diabetes     Open Access   (Followers: 18)
Clinical Obesity     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18)
Canadian Journal of Dietetic Practice and Research     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 17)
Nutrition & Metabolism     Open Access   (Followers: 17)
Obesity Reviews     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17)
African Journal of Food, Agriculture, Nutrition and Development     Open Access   (Followers: 17)
Journal of Nutrition and Metabolism     Open Access   (Followers: 16)
Nutrition and Dietary Supplements     Open Access   (Followers: 16)
Journal of Advanced Nutrition and Human Metabolism     Open Access   (Followers: 16)
BMJ Nutrition, Prevention & Health     Open Access   (Followers: 16)
Journal of Nutrition in Gerontology and Geriatrics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15)
Journal of Eating Disorders     Open Access   (Followers: 15)
Maternal & Child Nutrition     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
Nutrition Research Reviews     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
Nutrition Today     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
Nutrients     Open Access   (Followers: 14)
Food, Culture and Society: An International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 13)
Nutrition Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 13)
Nutrition, Metabolism and Cardiovascular Diseases     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
Annual Review of Food Science and Technology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 13)
Clinical Nutrition Insight     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 13)
Advances in Digestive Medicine     Open Access   (Followers: 13)
BMC Nutrition     Open Access   (Followers: 13)
Ecology of Food and Nutrition     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
Food and Foodways: Explorations in the History and Culture of     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
Nutrition and Cancer     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
Asian Journal of Clinical Nutrition     Open Access   (Followers: 12)
Journal of Health, Population and Nutrition     Open Access   (Followers: 12)
Frontiers in Nutrition     Open Access   (Followers: 12)
International Journal of Food Sciences and Nutrition     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Nutrition Bulletin     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Middle East Journal of Therapeutic Nutrition and Complementary Medicine     Open Access   (Followers: 11)
Journal of Dietary Supplements     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Asia Pacific Journal of Clinical Nutrition     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 10)
International Journal for Vitamin and Nutrition Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Journal of Food and Nutrition Research     Open Access   (Followers: 10)
Pediatric Obesity     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Nutrition & Food Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Proceedings of the Nutrition Society     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
American Journal of Food Technology     Open Access   (Followers: 9)
Nutritional Neuroscience : An International Journal on Nutrition, Diet and Nervous System     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Current Nutrition Reports     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Nutrition and Health     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Current Developments in Nutrition     Open Access   (Followers: 8)
Journal of Hunger & Environmental Nutrition     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Obesity Facts     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
International Journal of Food Science and Nutrition Engineering     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Journal of the American College of Nutrition     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Current Research in Nutrition and Food Science     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Egyptian Journal of Nutrition and Health     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Amino Acids     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
South African Journal of Clinical Nutrition     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Genes & Nutrition     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Plant Foods for Human Nutrition     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Nutrition Bytes     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Food Digestion     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Journal of Food Chemistry and Nutrition     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Universal Journal of Food and Nutrition Science     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
International Journal of Child Health and Nutrition     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Food and Nutrition Bulletin     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Molecular Nutrition & Food Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Nutrition and Metabolic Insights     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Metabolism and Nutrition in Oncology     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Journal of Pharmacy and Nutrition Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Bangladesh Journal of Nutrition     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Revista Española de Nutrición Humana y Dietética     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Journal of Nutrition & Food Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
npj Science of Food     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
International Journal of Nutrition, Pharmacology, Neurological Diseases     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Journal of Medical Nutrition and Nutraceuticals     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Open Nutrition Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
World Food Policy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Ernährung & Medizin     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Nutrición Hospitalaria     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Perspectivas en Nutrición Humana     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Progress in Nutrition     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Revista Mexicana de Trastornos Alimentarios     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
PharmaNutrition     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Frontiers in Sustainable Food Systems     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Plant Production Science     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Journal of Agriculture, Food Systems, and Community Development     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
European Journal of Nutrition & Food Safety     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Human Nutrition & Metabolism     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Food Frontiers     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Oil Crop Science     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Journal of Nutritional & Environmental Medicine     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Aktuelle Ernährungsmedizin     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Revista Chilena de Nutricion     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Pakistan Journal of Nutrition     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Lifestyle Genomics     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Journal of Nutritional Science     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
The Australian Coeliac     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Journal of Food & Nutritional Disorders     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Nigerian Food Journal     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Bioactive Carbohydrates and Dietary Fibre     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Endocrinología, Diabetes y Nutrición (English Edition)     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Jurnal Gizi dan Dietetik Indonesia : Indonesian Journal of Nutrition and Dietetics     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Nutrition - Science en évolution     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Food Quality and Safety     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Journal of Renal Nutrition and Metabolism     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Journal of Spices and Aromatic Crops     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Amerta Nutrition     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Open Obesity Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Acta Portuguesa de Nutrição     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Journal of Food Science and Nutrition Therapy     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Cahiers de Nutrition et de Diététique     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Food and Environmental Virology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Médecine & Nutrition     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Jurnal Penelitian Gizi dan Makanan     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
RBONE - Revista Brasileira de Obesidade, Nutrição e Emagrecimento     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
RBNE - Revista Brasileira de Nutrição Esportiva     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Ethnic Foods     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Clinical Nutrition Experimental     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Indian Journal of Nutrition and Dietetics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Canadian Food Studies / La Revue canadienne des études sur l'alimentation     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Jurnal Gizi Indonesia / The Indonesian Journal of Nutrition     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Food and Health     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Jurnal Riset Kesehatan     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Segurança Alimentar e Nutricional     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Archive of Food and Nutritional Science     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Open Food Science Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Revista Salud Pública y Nutrición     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Case Reports in Clinical Nutrition     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
UNICIÊNCIAS     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Arab Journal of Nutrition and Exercise     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Clinical Nutrition Open Science     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
International Journal of Gastroenterology, Hepatology, Transplant and Nutrition     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Food Hydrocolloids for Health     Open Access  
Functional Foods in Health and Disease     Open Access  
Journal of Nutraceuticals and Herbal Medicine     Open Access  
Nutrire     Hybrid Journal  
Lifestyle Journal     Open Access  
Archivos Latinoamericanos de Nutrición     Open Access  
Indonesian Food and Nutrition Progress     Open Access  
Journal of Medicinal Herbs and Ethnomedicine     Open Access  
La Ciencia al Servicio de la Salud y Nutrición     Open Access  
Hacettepe University Faculty of Health Sciences Journal     Open Access  
Gazi Sağlık Bilimleri Dergisi     Open Access  
Media Gizi Indonesia     Open Access  
Jurnal Gizi Klinik Indonesia     Open Access  
NFS Journal     Open Access  
Journal of Nutrition & Intermediary Metabolism     Open Access  
Food and Waterborne Parasitology     Open Access  
Egyptian Journal of Obesity, Diabetes and Endocrinology     Open Access  
Journal of Nutritional Ecology and Food Research     Full-text available via subscription  
Journal of Nutritional Disorders & Therapy     Open Access  
DEMETRA : Alimentação, Nutrição & Saúde     Open Access  
Nigerian Journal of Nutritional Sciences     Full-text available via subscription  
African Journal of Biomedical Research     Open Access  
Journal of the Australasian College of Nutritional and Environmental Medicine     Full-text available via subscription  
Endocrinología, Diabetes y Nutrición     Full-text available via subscription  
Journal of Sensory Studies     Hybrid Journal  
Journal of Muscle Foods     Hybrid Journal  

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Journal of Agriculture, Food Systems, and Community Development
Number of Followers: 3  

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ISSN (Online) 2152-0801
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  • Engaging rural youth in strengthening the local food movement in India

    • Authors: Ishwari Bisht
      Pages: 1–4 - 1–4
      Abstract: First paragraph: In India, traditional agriculture has historically been a subsistence-oriented, labor-intensive, closed-loop, and varied production system. Farm­ing has long formed the foundation of the rural economy and served as a means of subsistence for local communities. Until a few decades ago, rural youth were actively choosing farming as a career, serving as the main workforce in a variety of agri­cultural enterprises. However, most of today’s youth do not want to work in low-value agricul­ture. Instead, they migrate to urban areas, within or outside of their home states where there are not many opportunities for quality work, social ser­vices, or protection. Responding to these con­straints through more inclusive changes in rural areas and through the alignment of rural-urban linkages is a significant challenge. It is crucial to look at opportunities and address obstacles in order to ensure that agriculture is economically viable and provides year-round employment for young people in rural India. . . .
      PubDate: 2023-11-22
      DOI: 10.5304/jafscd.2023.131.012
      Issue No: Vol. 13, No. 1 (2023)
  • The evolution of a partnership-based breeding program for organic corn

    • Authors: Walter Goldstein
      Pages: 1–20 - 1–20
      Abstract: This paper describes decades of research develop­ing a new type of corn (maize) cultivar that utilizes partnerships with seed-borne, bacterial endophytes to create environmentally friendly, nutritious corn that is better adapted to organic farming. Over time the project engaged and formed multiple, evolving networks of corn breeders and other scientists, organic farmers, nongovernmental organizations (NGOs), private companies, the U.S. Department of Agriculture Agricultural Research Service (USDA-ARS), and state agricultural univer­sities in several states. It addressed and partly resolved the need for developing (a) yield-competi­tive hybrids with greater nutrient density (methio­nine and minerals), (b) better adapted inbreds for organic production conditions, and (c) reduced pollution from nitrogen fertilizers. The partnership approach taken also differs from usual top-down mechanistic breeding approaches in that the methods of breeding entailed holistic attention, learning, and respect for what turned out to be corn plants evolving in symbiogenesis with beneficial microbial partners. Initial studies indicate that the resulting corn from the program is competitive in yield but has better nutritional value. It obtains more of its nitrogen from microbial biomass and organic matter and nitrogen fixation than does conventional corn. Its performance partially depends on seed-borne plant/microbial partnerships. This corn continues to be developed at the Mandaamin Institute but is also being commercially introduced for testing by farmers.
      PubDate: 2023-11-17
      DOI: 10.5304/jafscd.2023.131.011
      Issue No: Vol. 13, No. 1 (2023)
  • Nutrition education centers

    • Authors: Samuel Ikendi, Francis Owusu, Dorothy Masinde, Ann Oberhauser, Carmen Bain
      Pages: 1–7 - 1–7
      Abstract: First paragraph: Nutritional health is a core aspect of sustainable development. Globally, progress has been made in reducing child stunting and promoting exclusive breastfeeding; nevertheless, anemia, malnourish­ment of mothers and children, and general food insecurity are still persistent, requiring multi­faceted approaches to address those challenges (Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations [FAO] et al., 2022). Uganda, the location of this case study, adopted both global and region­al strate­gies. For example, Uganda is a signatory to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) targeting an end to all forms of malnutri­tion by 2030 (United Nations, 2015). Regionally, Uganda is also a signatory to the 2014 Malabo Declaration, which aimed at enhancing food production and reducing malnutrition by 2025 (African Union, 2014). The Uganda Nutri­tion Action Plan I (UNAP) of 2011-2016 made gains in reducing child stunting from 33% to 29% and wasting from 5% to 4%. However, mothers and children’s malnourishment persists (Office of the Prime Minister [OPM], 2020). The UNAP II 2020-2025 targets reducing malnutri­tion by lev­eraging collaborations to improve the functionality of nutrition intervention programs (OPM, 2020). . . .
      PubDate: 2023-11-17
      DOI: 10.5304/jafscd.2023.131.010
      Issue No: Vol. 13, No. 1 (2023)
  • Does participation in livelihood education programs impact household food
           security' A comparative study in rural Uganda

    • Authors: Samuel Ikendi, Francis Owusu, Dorothy Masinde, Ann Oberhauser, Carmen Bain
      Pages: 1–31 - 1–31
      Abstract: Food and nutrition security projections from global to household levels show that the future requires multifaceted approaches to achieve desired goals. In Uganda, the government has tried several strate­gies to promote food production, including a public-private partnership with Iowa State Univer­sity through its Center for Sustainable Rural Liveli­hoods. In this comparative study, we surveyed 454 households to explore whether participation in livelihood education programs (LEPs) impact household food security. We also determine which LEPs and household characteristics influence food security. Overall, 46.3% of the surveyed house­holds were food secure, while the remaining were insecure or extremely insecure. Significantly, 51.0% of LEP participants were more food secure, com­pared to 35.5% of nonparticipants. Specific LEPs including agronomy and postharvest technologies, and livestock integration significantly influence food security, but less so for programs on nutrition and infant feeding, water supply and public health, complementary services like therapeutic porridge and assistance with immunization, and income innovations. Multinomial logistic regression analy­sis revealed that the household characteristics of keeping livestock and the number of meals eaten during periods of scarcity, influenced households having more food security than insecurity or extreme insecurity. Households participating in LEPs, having larger acreage of land, and having clean water and sanitation facilities were more food secure. The time taken to fetch water, days of ill­ness of male adults, and belonging to community social groups, also influence the level of household food security. Based on these findings, we recom­mend that households should participate in LEPs to build their capacity to manage crop and live­stock production, and also to acquire knowledge of nutrition and feeding, public health, and income innovations.
      PubDate: 2023-11-17
      DOI: 10.5304/jafscd.2023.131.009
      Issue No: Vol. 13, No. 1 (2023)
  • A feasibility study of the community health worker model for garden-based
           food systems programming

    • Authors: Maria DeNunzio, Elena Serrano, Vivica Kraak, Melissa Chase, Sarah Misyak
      Pages: 1–19 - 1–19
      Abstract: Underserved communities, including those of Black, Indigenous, and people of color, experience unequal access to food systems resources and pro­gramming. Community health workers are lay pub­lic health workers from underserved communities who provide basic health services and culturally sensitive education while bridging social services and community needs. The objective of this study was to determine if a community health worker model was feasible to deliver garden-based food systems programming with underserved Black, Indigenous, and communities of color for Virginia Cooperative Extension (VCE). Twenty-nine indi­viduals from different programming areas and positions within VCE participated in semi-struc­tured interviews using video-conferencing (Zoom) in 2021. Interviews were coded and ana­lyzed with thematic analysis. The study found that the com­munity health worker model is feasible for garden-based food systems programming for VCE. Themes identified include the fit of the community health worker model for VCE, cultural humility, and logistics. The community health worker model has potential to expand culturally relevant food sys­tems programming and increase inclusion in VCE. Garden-based food systems programming with a community health worker model may create opportunities for interdisciplinary collaboration. The community health worker model is fit to advance the community well-being values of VCE through inclusive food systems programming. Food systems community organizations can use this study as a template to evaluate potential new community health worker positions for expansion of inclusive food systems programming.
      PubDate: 2023-11-06
      DOI: 10.5304/jafscd.2023.131.005
      Issue No: Vol. 13, No. 1 (2023)
  • Using TAPE to assess agroecology on women-led farms in the U.S.

    • Authors: Lianna Gomori-Ruben, Chantal Reid
      Pages: 1–22 - 1–22
      Abstract: Agriculture models predicated upon producing monocultures for export have proven unsustaina­ble. In response, the Food and Agriculture Organi­za­tion of the United Nations (FAO) has called for nations to produce food agroecologically in align­ment with natural ecosystems. The FAO identified women as critical yet underrepresented leaders in agroecology projects worldwide. Prior research about agroecology and women farmers has primar­ily been situated in low-income nations. This study examines women farming in the United States as a high-income nation to analyze if their practices align with agroecology using the FAO’s 10 Ele­ments of Agroecology and the FAO’s Tool for Agroecology Performance Evaluation (TAPE). A mixed-methods case study design was used to collect web-based survey and interview data from 87 participants. We found that the participating women farmers tended to lead agroecological farming projects that provide direct nutritional, environmental, educational, and social services to their communities in alignment with elements of agroecology. Ninety percent of participants oper­ated farms at 100 acres (405 hectares) or less that mostly used direct sales models (farmers markets, community supported agriculture operations [CSAs], farm stands, and online sales), and half of participants offered opportunities for intergenera­tional engagement. These practices align with the FAO’s elements of Diversity, Co-creation and Sharing of Knowledge, Resilience, Human and Social Values, Culture and Food Traditions, and a Circular and Solidarity Economy. Environmentally, participants emphasized using practices for crop diversity, building soil health, and integrating ani­mals in alignment with the FAO elements of Diversity, Synergies, Recycling, and Resilience. Farm size and region were significant in the preva­lence of agroecological practices. Farms of 50–100 acres (202–405 hectares) were most likely to inte­grate animals, and farms in the Southeast were most likely to identify with conventional agricul­tural practices. Our data show that women-led farms in the U.S. align with sustainable agricultural practices as articulated by the FAO and, as in low-income nations, women play a valuable role in advancing a national agroecological transition.
      PubDate: 2023-11-06
      DOI: 10.5304/jafscd.2023.131.003
      Issue No: Vol. 13, No. 1 (2023)
  • The spia who loved food

    • Authors: Natasha Bunzl
      Pages: 1–3 - 1–3
      Abstract: First paragraph: In 2012, for the first time, two of Slow Food’s major events shared a single space and ticket: The Salone del Gusto, a large commercial food fair, and Terra Madre, a political conference that brings together a worldwide network of small farmers, food producers, activists, and scholars dedicated to biodiversity and “participatory democracy.” In the penultimate chapter of Valeria Siniscalchi’s monograph Slow Food: The Economy and Politics of a Global Movement, she uses the relation­ship between these two simultaneous flagship events to explore a dichotomy that her entire book grapples with: is Slow Food more about “the market” or “the community”' “Competition” or “mutuality”' “Politics” or “economics” (p. 203)' Siniscalchi’s answer is that Slow Food, the inter­national organization that encompasses an events team, a publishing house, a university, a national and international political structure, and more, is about all of the above. In the case of Salone del Gusto and Terra Madre, she argues that if at first these two events seem contradictory, they are actually “complementary spaces presenting ways to create new economic forms, to imagine a new economic order and to determine new food poli­cies” (p. 204). Slow Food is thus hard to pin down, and Siniscalchi argues that anyone trying to do so misses the point: Slow Food contains “two visions with different approaches to the social reproduc­tion of the movement” (p. 222) and the coexist­ence of these visions is the point. From the start, she is interested in exploring the “opacity of this object” (p. 1), and from her unique position of access, she is able to respect its unknowable quality while still bringing the inner dynamics to light. . . .
      PubDate: 2023-11-02
      DOI: 10.5304/jafscd.2023.131.006
      Issue No: Vol. 13, No. 1 (2023)
  • More than procurement

    • Authors: Meagan Shedd, Rachel Kelly
      Pages: 1–21 - 1–21
      Abstract: Although there is a wealth of research on farm-to-school programs (FTS), less has been published about farm to early care and education programs (ECE). This paper examines the results of partici­pating in a farm-to-ECE procurement pilot pro­gram on provider practices across the three core elements of farm to ECE: (1) purchasing, (2) gar­dening, and (3) nutrition and education activities. In order to address the geographic and funding constraints of an existing procurement pilot, Michigan offered an expansion of this model so that ECE sites could take part in a learning collab­orative. They did this by examining the effective­ness of evidence-based practices in obtaining locally grown foods from a variety of sources among ECE sites, for statewide replication. Partici­pation included self-assessment of learning envi­ronments using a nationally available, validated instrument to determine pre- to post-test changes in farm-to-ECE practices and what, if any, changes in practices might have occurred for those partici­pating in the procurement pilot, with the goal of sharing what was learned statewide. Key findings include improvements of statistical significance from pre-test to post-test and changes in best prac­tices among participants using Go NAPSACC, with the top three most improved practices involv­ing garden-based practices. The role of self-assess­ment, funding, and limitations are discussed, along with implications for practice and further research.
      PubDate: 2023-10-26
      DOI: 10.5304/jafscd.2023.131.007
      Issue No: Vol. 13, No. 1 (2023)
  • The importance of nutrition-sensitive fisheries management

    • Authors: Sheridan Rabbitt, Ian Lilley, Simon Albert, Joelle Albert, Ian Tibbetts
      Pages: 1–17 - 1–17
      Abstract: Feeding a growing global population is one of the most significant challenges currently facing society. Global malnutrition rates remain high, and tackling this problem in the context of global population growth and ecosystem declines will require con­certed effort across many sectors. Fish has been suggested as key to addressing high rates of malnu­trition in the South Pacific region, given that it is a rich source of highly bioavailable micronutrients and is common in traditional diets. Unfortunately, there are predictions that fish catch in this region may decline by more than 20% in the coming decades, threatening food and nutritional security. Women are key to breaking the cycle of malnutri­tion and play important roles in small-scale coastal fisheries in the South Pacific. This study assessed women’s dietary diversity and the importance of fresh fish to women’s diets in a rural coastal com­munity in Marovo Lagoon, Solomon Islands, over four sampling periods. We found that women’s dietary diversity in the community was low (mean MDD-W = 3.03 ± 0.06) and that fresh fish was consumed by more than 70% of the women sur­veyed in three of the four sampling periods. Our results showed some seasonal differences in dietary diversity, highlighting the importance of sampling across seasons to better capture true nutrition. We consider these results in the context of community-based fisheries management and argue for the need to improve fisheries management by including con­sideration of women’s fishing and promoting the importance of fish to human health. 
      PubDate: 2023-10-23
      DOI: 10.5304/jafscd.2023.131.004
      Issue No: Vol. 13, No. 1 (2023)
  • Growing in relation with the land

    • Authors: Chelsea Rozanski, Michael Gavin
      Pages: 1–20 - 1–20
      Abstract: The food landscape of Calgary, Canada, is sown with an abundance of polycultures. Alongside place-specific Indigenous foodways are food rescue, banking, and hamper programs, food studies scholars, a City of Calgary food resilience plan, and a growing number of alternative food network producers. Within the local alternative food network, there has been a boom in advancing indoor growing for our colder climate, including container, aquaponic, vertical hydroponic, and greenhouse growing. Situated as an agrarian ethno­grapher and an urban regenerative farmer, we seek to highlight the viability of agricultural techniques that are in relation with the land to grow more socially and ecologically sustainable food and farm systems in and around Calgary. From this posi­tion, we formed a collaboration between the University of Calgary, Root and Regenerate Urban Farms, and the Young Agrarians to document the cultivation process for a production urban farm. Over the course of one growing season—May to September, 2021—we harvested approximately 7,000 lbs (3,175 kg) of produce across nine urban spaces totaling 0.26 acres. The 48 vegetable varie­ties were distributed to 35 community supported agriculture shareholders, weekly farmers market customers, restaurant chefs, and members of the YYC Growers and Distributors cooperative. More­over, we donated 765 lbs (347 kg) of surplus pro­duce to the Calgary Community Fridge, Calgary Food Bank, and the Alex Community Food Cen­tre, which work to mitigate food insecurity. Through a reflexive practitioner approach, our reflective essay discusses the benefits and limita­tions of Small Plot Intensive Farming methods and urban land-sharing strategies, as well as the viability of land-based urban agriculture in a rapidly chang­ing socio-ecological climate. Our paper also demonstrates the potential for transcending siloed approaches to knowledge-making vis-à-vis experi­ential learning partnerships between graduate student researchers, farmers, and agricultural organizations.
      PubDate: 2023-10-09
      DOI: 10.5304/jafscd.2023.131.002
      Issue No: Vol. 13, No. 1 (2023)
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