The coexistence of hunger and obesity: Examining the binary burden of the nutrition paradox and future implications

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Fedunchak, Aleksandra
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2009
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Overnutrition , Undernutrition , Obesity , Malnutrition , Westernization , Diet , Food behavior , Nutrition paradox , Urbanization
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Fedunchak, Aleksandra. (2009). The coexistence of hunger and obesity: Examining the binary burden of the nutrition paradox and future implications. -- Lambda Alpha Journal, v.39, p.57-75
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This paper investigates some of the explanations for the nutrition transition, including examining the changes in diets of people in the United States as well as looking at the Westernization of diets across the world. Comparative research from domains such as anthropology, nutrition science, and government publications provides a thorough analysis of the connection between nutritional knowledge, nutritional education, and subsequent patterns of food behaviors in relation to the nutrition paradox. Systematic review of this data illustrates that a there are significant cultural and social criteria we must consider in the evaluation of the global food market This paper also looks at nutrition education programs as potentially ineffective, and contends that other nutritional options and health policies must be designed in order to sufficiently avert this global nutrition disaster. Ultimately, more nutrition promotion programs and collaboration of the populace, businesses, and jurisdictions worldwide are needed to make progress with this health concern.

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Wichita State University. Department of Anthropology
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v.39
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0047-3928
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