Nutrition in Britain

Nutrition in Britain : Science, Scientists and Politics in the Twentieth Century

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This volume brings together for the first time a collection of essays, based on original research, which focus on the history of nutrition science in Britain. Each chapter considers a different episode in the development and application of nutritional knowledge during the twentieth century. The topics covered include: the chewing cult of Horace Fletcher, dietetic education, the popularization of milk, the Dunn Nutritional Laboratory, and wartime involvement in policy making. The selection of essays in Nutrition in Britain provide valuable new insights into the social processes involved in the production and application of scientific knowledge of nutrition. This book will be fascinating reading to historians of science or medicine, as well as to medical sociologists, nutritionists, home economists, health educators, food activists and anyone with a professional or general interest in food and more

Product details

  • Paperback | 288 pages
  • 138 x 216 x 15.24mm | 340g
  • Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 1138868191
  • 9781138868199
  • 2,212,337

Table of contents

Introduction: The History of Nutrition in Britain in the Twentieth Century: Science, Scientists and Politics 1. Fletcherism: the Chew Chew Fad of the Edwardian Era 2. The foundation and early years of the Dunn Nutritional Laboratory 3. Nutrition Science and the Food and Pharmaceutical Industries in Interwar Britain 4. King's College of Household and Social Science and the Origins of Dietetics Education 5. Relief and Research: The Nutrition Work of the National Birthday Trust Fund 1935-39 6. The Popularization of Milk as a Beverage During the 1930s 7. Seven Nutrition Science and the Two World Wars 8. Eight Agreement and Disagreement in the Making of World of Plenty 9. Government Policy on School Meals and Welfare Foods 1939-1970 10. Does early nutrition affect later health? Views from the 1930s and 1980s 11. Going Public: Food Campaigns during the 1980s and early 1990sshow more