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From the imperial to the empty calorie: how nutrition relations underpin food regime transitions

Dixon, Jane


This article works in a recursive manner by using the tools of a food regime approach to reinterpret the nutrition transition that has been underway internationally for 100 years, and then describing the contributions of nutrition science to the 1st and 2nd Food Regimes and the passages between Food Regimes. The resulting history - from the 'imperial calorie' through the 'protective' vitamin to the 'empty calorie' - illuminates a neglected dimension to food regime theorising: the role of...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2009
Type: Journal article
Source: Agriculture and Human Values
DOI: 10.1007/s10460-009-9217-6


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