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27%OFFAmy Bentley - Inventing Baby Food: Taste, Health, and the Industrialization of the American Diet - 9780520283459 - V9780520283459
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Inventing Baby Food: Taste, Health, and the Industrialization of the American Diet

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Description for Inventing Baby Food: Taste, Health, and the Industrialization of the American Diet Paperback. Food consumption is a significant and complex social activity - and what a society chooses to feed its children reveals much about its tastes and ideas regarding health. This book explores how the invention of commercial baby food shaped American notions of infancy and influenced the evolution of parental and pediatric care. Series: California Studies in Food and Culture. Num Pages: 256 pages, 10 b/w illustrations, 1 chart. BIC Classification: 1KBB; JFCV; MBNH3. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 229 x 162 x 16. Weight in Grams: 346.
Food consumption is a significant and complex social activity - and what a society chooses to feed its children reveals much about its tastes and ideas regarding health. In this groundbreaking historical work, Amy Bentley explores how the invention of commercial baby food shaped American notions of infancy and influenced the evolution of parental and pediatric care. Until the late nineteenth century, infants were almost exclusively fed breast milk. But over the course of a few short decades, Americans began feeding their babies formula and solid foods, frequently as early as a few weeks after birth. By the 1950s, commercial ... Read more

Product Details

Format
Paperback
Publication date
2014
Publisher
University of California Press
Condition
New
Series
California Studies in Food and Culture
Number of Pages
256
Place of Publication
Berkerley, United States
ISBN
9780520283459
SKU
V9780520283459
Shipping Time
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About Amy Bentley
Amy Bentley is Professor in the Department of Nutrition, Food Studies, and Public Health at New York University. She is the author of Eating for Victory: Food Rationing and the Politics of Domesticity and the editor of A Cultural History of Food in the Modern Era.

Reviews for Inventing Baby Food: Taste, Health, and the Industrialization of the American Diet
"Bentley, author of Eating for Victory, has meticulously scoured the literature on infant nutrition and presented a very fluid, flowing, and engrossing account of the history of baby food over the past century."
R. A. Hoots CHOICE "An important testimony to the multifaceted processes that shape why Americans buy what they buy. Inventing Baby Food is a welcome addition ... Read more

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