Oxford Index Search Results

You are looking at 1-20 of 56 items for:

junk food x clear all

Refine by type

Refine by product

 

junk food

Overview page. Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology.

Typically, mass marketed manufactured food that has a high carbohydrate (sugar) and fat content but few essential nutrients. Marketed in attractive packages emphasizing style over...

See overview in Oxford Index

junk food

Overview page. Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology.

Typically, mass marketed manufactured food that has a high carbohydrate (sugar) and fat content but few essential nutrients. Marketed in attractive packages emphasizing style over...

See overview in Oxford Index

junk foods

Miquel Porta and John M. Last.

in A Dictionary of Public Health

P ublished online May 2018 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Medicine and Health. 146 words.

Typically, mass marketed manufactured food that has a high carbohydrate (sugar) and fat content but few essential nutrients. Marketed in

Go to Oxford Reference »  home page

junk foods

Edited by John M. Last.

in A Dictionary of Public Health

January 2007; p ublished online January 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology. 146 words.

Typically, mass marketed manufactured food that has a high carbohydrate (sugar) and fat content but few essential nutrients. Marketed in

Go to Oxford Reference »  home page

Junk food

Edited by John Ayto and Ian Crofton.

in Brewer's Dictionary of Modern Phrase & Fable

January 2009; p ublished online January 2011 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of English. 115 words.

Food of low nutritional value, such as potato crisps, sugar-coated cereals and the like, or as typically sold by Fast

Go to Oxford Reference »  home page

junk food

Michael Kent.

in Food and Fitness: A Dictionary of Diet and Exercise

January 1997; p ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Cookery, Food, and Drink. 148 words.

A pejorative term for food high in calories, low in nutrients and usually quick to prepare. Pasta, burgers, pizzas, fish

Go to Oxford Reference »  home page

junk food

Michael Kent.

in Food and Fitness: A Dictionary of Diet and Exercise

P ublished online November 2016 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Cookery, Food, and Drink. 148 words.

A pejorative term for food high in calories, low in nutrients and usually quick to prepare. Pasta, burgers, pizzas, fish

Go to Oxford Reference »  home page

The Effects of Banning Advertising in Junk Food Markets

Pierre Dubois, Rachel Griffith and Martin O’Connell.

in The Review of Economic Studies

January 2018; p ublished online April 2017 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Market Structure, Firm Strategy, and Market Performance; Marketing. 21780 words.

Abstract

There are growing calls to restrict advertising of junk foods. Whether such a move will improve diet quality will depend on how advertising shifts...

Go to Oxford Journals »  home page

Groce Larry

Edited by Colin Larkin.

in Encyclopedia of Popular Music

January 2006; p ublished online January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Music. 153 words.

b. 22 April 1948, Dallas, Texas, USA. Groce is best recalled for his 1976 novelty hit ‘Junk Food Junkie’. After

Go to Oxford Reference »  home page

blow (one's) cookies v.

Jonathon Green.

in Green's Dictionary of Slang

January 2010; p ublished online January 2011 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 228 words.

1 to vomit [blow v. (2b)/SE blow + cookies = food consumed].

1970 (con. 1950s) H. Junker

Go to Oxford Reference »  home page

couch

Edited by John Ayto.

in Oxford Dictionary of English Idioms

January 2009; p ublished online January 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of English. 82 words.

couch potato someone who watches a lot of television, eats junk food, and takes little or no physical exercise. informal

Go to Oxford Reference »  home page

trans fats, trans fatty acids

Edited by John M. Last.

in A Dictionary of Public Health

January 2007; p ublished online January 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology. 74 words.

The collective name for a group of synthetic fats produced by hydrogenating vegetable oils. So-called fast food and junk food

Go to Oxford Reference »  home page

chazerai n.

Jonathon Green.

in Green's Dictionary of Slang

January 2010; p ublished online January 2011 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 159 words.

junk, rubbish, usu. of food.

1953 Commentary on the Amer. Scene 170: All week they ate in restaurants, you don't

Go to Oxford Reference »  home page

Larry Groce

Overview page. Subjects: Music.

B. 22 April 1948, Dallas, Texas, USA. Groce is best recalled for his 1976 novelty hit ‘Junk Food Junkie’. After graduating from high school, he became a folk singer, writing ...

See overview in Oxford Index

PINKWATER, Daniel (1941–)

Daniel Hahn.

in The Oxford Companion to Children’s Literature

January 2015; p ublished online July 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Children's Literature Studies. 104 words.

His surreal, humorous science fiction features misfit child protagonists and villains ranging from junk food-loving space pirates to an orchestra-conducting orang-utan. Standout young adult...

Go to Oxford Reference »  home page

convenience food

Overview page. Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology.

A general term for prepared, prepackaged food items, e.g., dehydrated soup packets, cold meat cuts, potted spreads and salads, tinned fruit, ice cream, etc. They are often hygienically...

See overview in Oxford Index

grazing

Overview page. Subjects: Medicine and Health.

Eating whatever takes your fancy, wherever, and whenever you feel like it. Grazers do not have set meal times and usually eat food for pleasure rather than health. Grazing is a major...

See overview in Oxford Index

trans fats, trans fatty acids

Overview page. Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology.

The collective name for a group of synthetic fats produced by hydrogenating vegetable oils. So-called fast food and junk food may have high concentrations of trans fats. Modern technologies...

See overview in Oxford Index

Introduction

Amy L. Best.

in Fast Food Kids

February 2017; p ublished online September 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Sociology. 11319 words.

This introductory chapter begins with an overview of the book's main themes. This book is an ethnography about food in the lives of American youth and the places where they eat. It hopes to...

Go to NYU Press »  abstract

juvenile obesity

Overview page. Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology.

A growing public health problem in affluent nations, where children spend less time playing energetic games and more time passively watching television, often snacking on junk foods while...

See overview in Oxford Index

0127 Nighttime Snacking: Prevalence And Associations With Poor Sleep, Health, Obesity, And Diabetes

C Sanchez, W Killgore, J Gehrels, P Alfonso-Miller and M Grandner.

in SLEEP

P ublished online April 2018 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Neurology; Sleep Medicine; Clinical Neuroscience; Neuroscience. 0 words.

Abstract

Introduction

Nighttime food cravings may contribute to unhealthy eating behaviors and represent a...

Go to Oxford Journals »  full text: open access