Inequalities in food and nutrition: challenging ‘lifestyles’

Dowler Elizabeth, Caraher Martin and Lincoln Paul

in Challenging health inequalities

Published by Policy Press

Published in print September 2007 | ISBN: 9781861348999
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9781447301646 | DOI:
Inequalities in food and nutrition: challenging ‘lifestyles’

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This chapter examines efforts to reduce inequalities in food and nutrition in Great Britain since the late 1990s. In investigates how problems in food and nutrition inequalities have constructed and measured and provides data on social inequalities in food and nutritional intakes and outcomes, focusing largely on income and occupationally based inequalities. It discusses the location of the Acheson Inquiry within the food and nutrition policy context of the time and outlines contemporary anxieties and activities in relation to inequalities in food and nutrition.

Keywords: food; nutrition; inequalities; Great Britain; Acheson inquiry; food policy; nutrition policy

Chapter.  10944 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology

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