Lecture 1 - Introduction: What We Eat, Why We Eat and the Key Role of Food in Modern Life

author: Kelly D. Brownell, Department of Psychology, Yale University
recorded by: Yale University
published: Sept. 27, 2010,   recorded: September 2008,   views: 3355
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Professor Brownell gives an overview of the course agenda. The psychological issues of food are introduced, such as who defines food, what promotes health, and how the food industry contributes to both debates. The biological issues that will be discussed include how people's hard-wired preferences interact with a modern food environment. The political issues of the class will integrate food production, consumption, marketing, and world politics, with discussion of potential interventions for changing food preferences and food intake patterns in society.

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Comment1 Rona Tyger, February 24, 2016 at 12:39 a.m.:

This is great. I teach a fully online disease prevention and management course. I'm using this, with permission, as a resource for our discussions about nutrition. I was wondering if you have this in MERLOT. I did not see it there. Anyway, it is great. Do you have discussion questions that go with this lecture?

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