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America's Eating Habits: Changes and Consequences

This new book from the US Department of Agriculture Economic Research Service, USDA ERS (last noted in the May 7, 1999 Scout Report) offers a comprehensive review of eating habits and the state of nutrition in America. Downloadable by chapter or in its entirety in .pdf format, the book presents a multi-disciplinary perspective on nutrition issues, addressing topics ranging from "dietary guidelines...
Capturing Campus Cuisine

The Capturing Campus Cuisine project applied archaeological techniques to investigate the eating habits of students at Michigan State University (MSU), during what the project referred to as the "Early Period," from 1855-1870. Research conducted during the project included excavation of a privy located near the first dormitory on campus, research in the MSU archives, and visits to centers of food...
Rhythm of Food

What can Google tell us about the way that individuals plan recipes throughout the year? During which month are people most likely to conduct a Google search for "eggplant"? This series of infographics, created by the Google News Lab in collaboration with data visualization company Truth & Beauty, are dedicated to the annual rhythms of how individuals think about food. This team has created a...