Changing Families, Changing Food (Palgrave Macmillan Studies by P. Jackson

By P. Jackson

Impending family members throughout the lens of foodstuff, this e-book presents a brand new standpoint at the variety of up to date family members existence, difficult obtained rules in regards to the decline of the kin meal, the individualization of foodstuff selection and the connection among expert suggestion on fit consuming and the standard practices of doing kin.

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The Public Health White Paper, Choosing Health: Making Healthier Choice Easier (DoH 2004), continued the policy commitment to address health inequalities, giving high priority to tackling smoking, and supporting maternal and child nutrition in lowincome groups through the Healthy Start (HS) scheme. A pregnant woman becomes eligible for HS if she is at least ten weeks pregnant, and either she or her family receives Income Support, incomebased Jobseeker’s Allowance, Child Tax Credit (but not Working Tax Credit) with a family income below £15,575 or she is a pregnant teenager under 18, regardless of her financial circumstances.

They conclude that pregnancy and motherhood have become increasingly medicalised, with maternal bodies and eating practices coming under increasing surveillance. The chapters in Part II examine the changing relationship between childhood and family life. Penny Curtis et al. challenge the common assumption that there has been an erosion of inter-generational relations whereby parents teach their children how to cook and how to take responsibility for their health and diet. They maintain that intergenerational relations remain an important part of contemporary family life, despite the increasing diversity of household composition and family forms.

Maternal ethnicity, maternal age, and subject’s postcodes. Postcodes were used to identify subjects living in deprived electoral wards of Sheffield using the Index of Multiple Deprivation (see Noble et al. 2008). Thereafter, women fulfilling those criteria were approached, given information and an explanatory information leaflet and invited to participate in the study. Participants were recruited at the antenatal clinic of the Jessop Wing at 20 weeks of pregnancy. Eligibility criteria included: white-British, English speaking, living in Sheffield, free of any nutrition-related preexisting medical condition such as diabetes or coeliac disease and a recipient of, or eligible for, food support benefit.

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