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Diet and Nutrition Policy: A clash of ideas or investment?

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Nutrition has long been a contentious policy area. It lends itself to either social control or social emancipation. There is strong evidence for the 21st century action to promote population-based health. Developing and developed countries face significant diet-related problems, costly in both human and financial terms. Tim Lang and Michael Heasman caution that westernized patterns of eating are taking root, while strong forces seek an individualized rather than ecological public health approach to health. They argue that in new political era of nutrition, in which developing and developed worlds will increasingly share experiences, good and bad, and new alliances must be formed in order to promote the common good.Development (2004) 47, 64–74. doi:10.1057/palgrave.development.1100031

Document Type: Research Article

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1057/palgrave.development.1100031

Publication date: June 1, 2004

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