eBook From Famine to Fast Food: Nutrition, Diet, and Concepts of Health around the World, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 1610697448
  • ISBN-13: 9781610697446
  • DDC: 363.803
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - 12th Grade
  • 320 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2014 | Published/Released November 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2014
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Overview

A country's food culture and eating habits directly impact the health and well-being of its citizens. Economic factors contribute to problems such as obesity and malnourishment. This book examines how diet affects health in countries around the world, discussing how the availability of food and the types of foods eaten influence numerous health factors and are tied to the prevalence of "lifestyle" diseases. Readers will discover the importance of diet and food culture in determining human health as well as make connections and notice larger trends within multicultural, international contexts. An ideal aid for high school and college students in completing research and writing assignments, this book supplies detailed diet- and health-related information about most major countries and regions in a single source. Each country profile will also include a convenient fact box with statistical information such as life expectancy, average caloric intake, and other health indicators.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Other Frontmatter.
Contents.
Introduction.
1: Africa.
2: Algeria.
3: Angola.
4: Benin.
5: Burkina Faso.
6: Central Africa.
7: Côte d'Ivoire.
8: Egypt.
9: Ethiopia and Eritrea.
10: Ghana.
11: Guinea.
12: Kenya.
13: Liberia.
14: Maasai.
15: Madagascar.
16: Mauritania.
17: Morocco.
18: Mozambique.
19: Namibia.
20: Nigeria.
21: Senegal.
22: Sierra Leone.
23: Somalia.
24: South Africa.
25: Sudan.
26: Swaziland.
27: Uganda.
28: Zimbabwe.
29: Middle East.
30: Arabian Peninsula.
31: Iran.
32: Iraq.
33: Israel.
34: Jordan.
35: Lebanon.
36: Palestinian Territories.
37: Syria.
38: Turkey.
39: Yemen and Oman.
40: Americas.
41: Argentina.
42: Aruba and Bonaire.
43: Barbados.
44: Belize.
45: Bolivia.
46: Brazil.
47: Canada.
48: Chile.
49: Colombia.
50: Costa Rica.
51: Cuba.
52: Curaçao and Sint Maarten.
53: Dominica.
54: Dominican Republic.
55: Ecuador.
56: El Salvador.
57: French Guiana.
58: Grenada.
59: Guatemala.
60: Guyana.
61: Haiti.
62: Honduras.
63: Inuit.
64: Jamaica.
65: Martinique and Guadeloupe.
66: Mexico.
67: Native Americans.
68: Nicaragua.
69: Panama.
70: Paraguay and Uruguay.
71: Peru.
72: Puerto Rico.
73: Suriname.
74: Trinidad and Tobago.
75: United States.
76: Venezuela.
77: Asia and Oceania.
78: Aboriginal Australians.
79: Afghanistan.
80: Australia.
81: Bangladesh.
82: Brunei.
83: Cambodia.
84: Central Asia.
85: China.
86: Hmong.
87: Hong Kong.
88: India.
89: Indonesia.
90: Japan.
91: Kazakhstan.
92: Laos People's Democratic Republic.
93: Macau.
94: Malaysia.
95: Māori.
96: Mongolia.
97: Nepal.
98: Pakistan.
99: Papua New Guinea.
100: Philippines.
101: Singapore.
102: South Korea.
103: Sri Lanka.
104: Thailand.
105: Tibet.
106: Vietnam.
107: Europe.
108: Armenia.
109: Austria.
110: Basque Territory.
111: Belarus.
112: Belgium.
113: Bosnia and Herzegovina.
114: Bulgaria.
115: Croatia.
116: Cyprus.
117: Czech Republic.
118: Denmark.
119: Finland.
120: France.
121: Georgia.
122: Germany.
123: Great Britain.
124: Greece.
125: Gypsies.
126: Hungary.
127: Iceland.
128: Ireland.
129: Italy.
130: Latvia.
131: Lithuania.
132: Malta.
133: Moldova.
134: The Netherlands.
135: Norway.
136: Poland.
137: Portugal.
138: Romania.
139: Russia.
140: Scotland.
141: Serbia.
142: Slovenia.
143: Spain.
144: Sweden.
145: Switzerland.
146: Ukraine.
147: Other.
148: Antarctica.
149: Space.
About the Editor and Contributors.
Index.