Monday, November 17, 2008

GROUP 1 - Food as a Public Health Issue (2nd post)

All members have submitted a plan of their research by this week, which covers a wide range of interesting topics:

1. Review of international questions of food and health, as well as international hunger programs (Sarimer S. )
2. Review of contemporary activism around local food movements and/or organic food availability, with a focus especially on organic food (Aba O.)
3. History of the USDA food pyramid, food safety regulations, and changing government assertions about what is healthy (Carol S.)
4. History and contemporary politics of school lunch programs (Lauren B.)

Their findings will shed light on why food is a public health issue.