Date

12-2016 12:00 AM

Major

Food Science

College

Human Sciences

Project Advisor

Ruth MacDonald

Project Advisor's Department

Food Science and Human Nutrition

Description

Understanding how culture has an effect on the health and nutrition of a country can lead to more productive policy-making on these topics in the future. The United States can learn from the nutrition policy, cultural habits, and health practices of other countries and use the knowledge gained to draft better solutions to the many problems surrounding the food culture of the United States. This project will take a close look at the differences between food and nutrition culture in France and in the United States. After initial observations taken while in France, further research was conducted to create a food culture profile for both countries that highlights the main food and nutrition topics. Comparisons such as this can be a tool for policy makers in food and nutrition to use the successes and setbacks of other countries' food and nutrition culture to advance our own food culture to promote higher health.

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Dec 1st, 12:00 AM

A Comparison of Food and Nutrition in France and the United States

Understanding how culture has an effect on the health and nutrition of a country can lead to more productive policy-making on these topics in the future. The United States can learn from the nutrition policy, cultural habits, and health practices of other countries and use the knowledge gained to draft better solutions to the many problems surrounding the food culture of the United States. This project will take a close look at the differences between food and nutrition culture in France and in the United States. After initial observations taken while in France, further research was conducted to create a food culture profile for both countries that highlights the main food and nutrition topics. Comparisons such as this can be a tool for policy makers in food and nutrition to use the successes and setbacks of other countries' food and nutrition culture to advance our own food culture to promote higher health.