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Food and Culture, 6th Edition

FOOD AND CULTURE is the market-leading text for the cultural foods courses, providing current information on the health, culture, food, and nutrition habits of the most common ethnic and racial groups living in the United States. It is designed to help health professionals, chefs, and others in the food service industry learn to work effectively with members of different ethnic and religious groups in a culturally sensitive manner. The authors include comprehensive coverage of key ethnic, religious, and regional groups, including Native Americans, Europeans, Africans, Mexicans and Central Americans, Caribbean Islanders, South Americans, Chinese, Japanese, Koreans, Southeast Asians, Pacific Islanders, People of the Balkans, Middle Easterners, Asian Indians, and regional Americans.

About the Author

Pamela Goyan Kittler has an MS in Nutritional Science from San Jose State University with an emphasis in nutrition education and currently works as a cultural nutritionist. She is the author of three undergraduate textbooks, has published numerous articles in professional journals and newsletters, and frequently presents lectures and workshops on topics of food and culture.

Dr. Sucher received her Sc.D. from Boston University Medical Center in Nutritional Science. She has held several positions in industry before coming to San Jose State University. She is a recognized authority on how diet, health, and disease are affected by culture/ethnicity and religion. Other research interests include medical nutrition therapy. Dr. Sucher has published newsletters, numerous articles, and textbooks on this subject. She is also the co-author of NUTRITION THERAPY AND PATHOPHYSIOLOGY, 2E (Cengage Learning 2011).

Marcia Nahikian Nelms is currently a professor at The Ohio State University and a registered dietician. She comes to her academic career after practicing as a clinical dietician and public health nutritionist for over 25 years. Her clinical practice expertise centers on gastrointestinal diseases and hematology-oncology. Dr. Nahikian Nelms continues to consult in these practice areas as she guides new practitioners into the profession of dietetics. She is the lead author of Nutrition Therapy and Pathophysiology (2011) and Medical Nutrition Therapy: A Case Study Approach (2009), both published by Cengage Learning, and author of “Nutritional Care of Lymphoma” in Nutritional Issues of Cancer Care, published by the Oncology Nursing Society (2004), as well as numerous peer-reviewed journal articles and chapters for other texts. Dr. Nahikian Nelms has most recently been honored as the recipient of the PRIDE award at Southeast Missouri State University. This award is given to a faculty member who has demonstrated excellence as a teacher and an extraordinary level of scholarship and service. She additionally was named Outstanding Dietetics Educator in Missouri and received the Governor’s Award for Outstanding Teaching.

I used this text for a Cultural Food Patterns class during a study abroad program in Greece and Germany. It’s a wonderful tool that helps you understand the importance of food in and overall mindset of different cultures.

The first four chapters are a must read for anyone traveling or moving to a drastically different culture.

Product Details :

  • Paperback: 560 pages
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning; 6 edition (August 22, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0538734973
  • ISBN-13: 978-0538734974
  • Product Dimensions: 0.9 x 8 x 10 inches

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