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Colloquium: “Industrial Dietary Regimes as a Valuable Conceptual Adjunct to the Nutrition Transition and Food Regime Paradigm”

The Department of Sociology Presents:
“Industrial Dietary Regimes as a Valuable Conceptual Adjunct to the Nutrition Transition and Food Regime Paradigm”
A presentation by Anthony Winson, University of Guelph and Jin Young Choi, Sam Houston State University
Monday, March 21 1 –2 pm in room 701 Rudder

Tony Winson is currently Professor in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology at the University of Guelph, Guelph Canada. He is the author of the following books: Coffee and Democracy in Modern Costa Rica (Macmillan, 1989); The Intimate Commodity: Food and the Development of the Agro-Industrial Complex in Canada (Garamond Press and U. of Toronto Press, 1993); Contingent Work, Disrupted Lives: Labour and Community in the New Rural Economy, (U. of Toronto Press, 2002 with Belinda Leach) which has won the John Porter book prize of the Canadian Sociology Association); and more recently The Industrial Diet: The Degradation of Food and the Struggle for Healthy Eating (UBC Press and New York University Press, 2013). He has advocated for a healthier, sustainable and humane food system.

Jin Young Choi is currently Associate Professor of Sociology at Sam Houston State University. Her general research areas are immigrant health issues and health care policy and rural health issues. Her current research focuses on health and health care issues and chronic health issues related to nutrition transition among Marshallese islanders living in the United States and childhood obesity in rural communities. She is actively engaged in professional and community organizations. In particular she is working for health insurance education and enrollment of the Korean community in metro Houston which is funded by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Service.