Nutritionism and the construction of 'poor choices' in families facing food insecurity
Graham, R., Stolte, O. E. E., Hodgetts, D., & Chamberlain, K. (2018). Nutritionism and the construction of ‘poor choices’ in families facing food insecurity. Journal of Health Psychology, 23(14), 1863–1871. https://doi.org/10.1177/1359105316669879
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The dominant research approach to both food insecurity and charitable meal provision is nutritionistic, deficit-orientated and ignores wider socio-economic issues. This reinforces existing power dynamics and overlooks the agency of people living food-insecure lives. We critique this dominant approach and draw on the everyday experiences of families facing food insecurity to ground an alternative approach that emphasises food as a social determinant of health.
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