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Popularized by Michael Pollan, Gyorgy Scrinis's 'nutritionism' refers to the reductive understanding of nutrients as the key indicators of healthy food - an approach that now dominates nutrition science, dietary advice, and food marketing. Scrinis argues this ideology has narrowed if not distorted our appreciation of food quality, such that even highly processed foods may be perceived as healthful depending on their 'good' or 'bad' nutrients.U.S. Department of Agriculture, Food Guide Pyramid (Washington, D.C.: Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion, 1992). 102. Gyorgy Scrinis, a€œSorry Marge, a€ Meanjin 61, no. 4 (2002): 108a€“116; Scrinis, a€œOn the Ideology of Nutritionism, a€anbsp;...

Author:Gyorgy Scrinis
Publisher:Columbia University Press - 2013-08-20


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